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English noun: groin

1. groin (body) the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals


Synonymsinguen


Broader (hypernym)area, region


Part meronymloins

2. groin (artifact) a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults


Broader (hypernym)edge

3. groin (artifact) a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away


Synonymsbreakwater, bulwark, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall


Broader (hypernym)barrier


English verb: groin

1. groin (creation) build with groins


SamplesThe ceiling was groined.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make


Domain categorybuilding, construction









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