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verb moan pronunciation in British English /məʊn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymoan
he/she/itmoans
present participlemoaning
past tensemoaned
past participlemoaned

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to complain about something in an annoying way
    There’s no point in moaning and groaning.
    moan about: Ben was moaning about his job again.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if someone moans, they make a long low sound because of pain, sadness, or pleasure
    She moaned softly as he touched her.
    James continued to moan loudly as the pain intensified.

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moaner

noun [countable]
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