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  • noun Plural form of groan.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of groan.


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  • No phony standing ovations or stupid groans from the opposing side.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bob McDonnell To Attempt First Non-Horrible SOTU Response in American History 2010

  • The mainmast, still fast by the shrouds, beat like a thunderous sledge-hammer against the ship's side, every stroke bringing groans from the men.


  • Notes: Mason missed San Antonio's first free throw try, drawing some noticeable groans from the crowd. 2008

  • The groans from the audience did not deter his Clinton-bashing.

    Henry Waxman - Swampland - 2008

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers were a bit helter-skelter in the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks, turning the ball over 13 times and hearing groans from the home crowd. 2008

  • According to Thérèse, on a train ride, she heard groans from the next compartment.

    L’Affaire Humbert | Edwardian Promenade 2008

  • He blew by the Knicks for a layup that gave the Clippers a 63-62 edge with 1: 50 remaining, eliciting loud groans from the Madison Square Garden crowd, but the Knicks recovered for a 66-65 advantage at halftime. 2008

  • HOUSTON (AP) - Tracy McGrady heard the groans from the crowd, and with every missed free throw, they got louder. 2007

  • The first sign of trouble came when she awkwardly hit a serve 10 feet long, prompting groans from the crowd.

    Henin dominant in winning third straight French Open 2007

  • The term "groaning board" means a feast so heavily laden with good food that the table actually groans from the weight.

    December 2006 2006


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