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Definition of moan verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    moan

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//moʊn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they moan
     
    he / she / it moans
     
    past simple moaned
     
    -ing form moaning
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive, transitive] (of a person) to make a long deep sound, usually expressing unhappiness, suffering, or physical pleasure synonym groan The injured man was lying on the ground, moaning. moan in/with something to moan in/with pain + speech “I might never see you again,” she moaned.
  2. 2[intransitive] moan (about something) (informal) to complain about something in a way that other people find annoying They're always moaning and groaning about how much they have to do.
  3. 3[intransitive] (literary) (especially of the wind) to make a long deep sound The wind was moaning through the trees.
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