a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief:
the groans of dying soldiers.
a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
a deep grating or creaking sound due to a sudden or continued overburdening, as with a great weight:
We heard the groan of the ropes as the crane lowered the heavy cargo into the ship’s hold.
verb (used without object)
to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.
to make a deep, inarticulate sound expressive of derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
to make a sound resembling a groan; resound harshly:
The steps of the old house groaned under my weight.
to be overburdened or overloaded.
to suffer greatly or lamentably:
groaning under an intolerable burden.
verb (used with object)
to utter or express with groans.
a prolonged stressed dull cry expressive of agony, pain, or disapproval
a loud harsh creaking sound, as of a tree bending in the wind
(informal) a grumble or complaint, esp a persistent one
to utter (low inarticulate sounds) expressive of pain, grief, disapproval, etc: they all groaned at Larry’s puns
(intransitive) to make a sound like a groan
(intransitive, usually foll by beneath or under) to be weighed down (by) or suffer greatly (under): the country groaned under the dictator’s rule
(intransitive) (informal) to complain or grumble
adverb 1. beneath the surface of the ground: traveling underground by subway. 2. in concealment or secrecy; not openly: subversion carried on underground. adjective 3. existing, situated, operating, or taking place beneath the surface of the ground. 4. used, or for use, underground. 5. hidden or secret; not open: underground political activities. 6. published or […]
verb (used without object) 1. to utter a deep guttural sound of anger or hostility: The dog growled at the mail carrier. 2. to murmur or complain angrily; grumble. 3. to rumble: The thunder growled. 4. Jazz. to use flutter-tonguing in playing a wind instrument. verb (used with object) 5. to express by growling. noun […]
adjective 1. not grown to normal size or height: sickly and undergrown cattle. 2. having an undergrowth: an undergrown thicket tangled with creeping vines. adjective 1. not having the expected height 2. having undergrowth
noun 1. low-lying vegetation or small trees growing beneath larger trees; underbrush. 2. the condition of being undergrown or undersized. 3. short, fine hair underlying longer, outer wool or fur. noun 1. small trees, bushes, ferns, etc, growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest 2. the condition of being undergrown 3. a growth […]