To groan is to make a noise while in pain or discomfort. A person also groans when complaining about something.

simplepastpast participle
  • Sheila is groaning about having to work this weekend.
  • The workers groaned when their break came to an end.
  • A man groaned in pain as he lay on the sidewalk and waited for an ambulance to arrive.
  • We could hear sounds of a woman groaning as we passed by a room in the hospital.
  • Everyone in the bar groaned when their favorite soccer team failed to score a goal.
  • A muffled groan came from the man who was sitting in the dentist’s office waiting to have a tooth pulled. (The word "groan" is a noun in this sentence.)
  • What are you groaning about?
  • There’s no sense in groaning about something that you have no control over.
  • Please stop your moaning and groaning. (The word "groaning" is a gerund in this sentence.)
  • He’s always groaning about his problems.

groaning character

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This page was published on July 19, 2017.