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Definition of groan:

  1. A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.
  2. To affect by groans.
  3. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
  4. To strive after earnestly, as with groans.

Synonyms:

sough, moan, grunt.

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