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verb moan pronunciation in British English /məʊn/
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present tense
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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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