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verb as in moan, complain

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He took face-fulls of bear spray with no way to shield himself, and a video captured his agonizing groans and twisted face as the assault continued before he was finally freed and pulled back.

There was a collective groan in the press box when two Giants jumped on Smith’s back and twisted him to the ground for their first sack of him on his second possession of the second quarter.

In the show, Sharp has Christopher rock back and forth, groaning, his hands over his ears.

Mr. Wilde lay groaning on the floor, his face covered with blood, his clothes torn to shreds.

And before he went over to talk to them, he came over to my office, and he was moaning and groaning.

They listened with audible outrage, sighing and groaning in disbelief.

I watched per plunge directly into the groaning, writhing horde.

Tressan fell suddenly to groaning and wringing his hands a pathetic figure had it been less absurd.

A poor old woman sat groaning over the fire, and two children crouched, half-clothed, on the bare floor.

Here the French kings reveled in voluptuousness, with their prisoners groaning beneath their feet.

A sullen calm fell, and the smack rolled with clashing blocks and groaning spars, making night hideous.

Daisy was still groaning as Mogin put the car in first and sent it whizzing down the street.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to groaning, such as: grumble, sigh, cry, murmur, grouse, and lament.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.