- groan ► VERB 1) make a deep inarticulate sound of pain or despair. 2) make a low creaking sound when pressure or weight is applied. 3) (groan beneath/under) be burdened by.► NOUN ▪ a groaning sound.DERIVATIVES groaner noun.ORIGIN Old English.
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