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English noun: groan

1. groan (communication) an utterance expressing pain or disapproval


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization

English verb: groan

1. groan (communication) indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

SamplesThe students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets.
The ancient door soughed when opened.

ExamplesYou can hear animals groan in the meadows, The meadows groan with animals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

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