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verb British English pronunciation: groan /ɡrəʊn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygroan
he/she/itgroans
present participlegroaning
past tensegroaned
past participlegroaned

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  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to speak about something in a way that shows you are unhappy

    'Oh no,' he groaned when he saw who it was.

    The other people in the queue were moaning and groaning.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] if one thing groans under another, it can only just support or bear it
    groan under/beneath:

    The system was groaning under an avalanche of applications.

    1. a.
      British if a table groans with food, there is a lot of food on it
      groan with/under:

      The long tables were groaning under the weight of fresh fish.

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