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moan verb

1 make a low sound of pain/pleasure

ADV. loudly | quietly, softly

PREP. in He moaned in despair. | with She was still conscious and was moaning loudly with pain.

2 complain

ADV. on They kept moaning on about their illnesses.

PREP. about What are you moaning about now? | at My parents moan at me if I'm home late. | to She's always moaning to me that she hasn't got enough money.

PHRASES moan and groan The unwilling children climbed into the bus, moaning and groaning.