groan : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  • v  indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets

  • Housing prices have deflated with a deafening groan.
  • The punny headlines can be clever (URSINE OF THE PTIS, for a piece on, yes, the polar bear) or groan-worthy (TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE, for a story on honeybee deaths), but the .
  • But there is no grimace, no groan.
News & Articles

  • James Franco's Celebrity Crowdfunding Is Actually Tolerable, Believe It or Not
    James Franco, of all people, may actually be the person to figure out celebrity crowdfunding. Franco is asking for $500,000 on Indiegogo to help fund three films based on his collection of short stories, Palo Alto. And while that may make you groan—we certainly did—Franco is actually offsetting some of the displeasure of, you know, giving a rich celebrity more money for a passion project by ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Merion Moments: Phil Mickelson’s scheduling luck continues as group beats race against darkness
    ARDMORE, Pa. — The sequence of sounds that could be heard on the 18th green at 8:27 local time Friday night went in this order: Air horns blew, the gallery did a half gasp-half groan and then marshals quickly shushed … Continue reading ?
    June 15, 2013 - Devil Ball Golf via Yahoo! Sports
  • Family Guy Pleads for an Emmy With Racy Spoof of HBO's Girls
    Fox's Family Guy has a new "For Your Consideration" ad for this year's Emmy Awards, because Seth MacFarlane's unfunny Rat Pack schtick hasn't ruined enough award shows yet. The latest ad references an episode of HBO's Girls in which someone received a pearl necklace. Hence the Family Guy headline: "Here's a load of comedy to shoot on your chest." Groan. It's better than the lazy Jew-baiting that ...
    June 14, 2013 - Mediaweek

  • Ernie Holmes in USA Today
    I don't mind knocking somebody out,Holmes said. "If I hear a moan and a groan coming from a player I've hit, the adrenaline flows within me. I get more energy and play harder."
  • Anita Roddick in The Standard
    Announcing that she had contracted Hepatitis C, Roddick said: "It's a bit of a bummer but you groan and move on."
  • Skip Holtz in Lexington Dispatch
    When I went down the schedule with the team and I brought up Marshall, there was a groan in the room,Holtz said. "We've had lofty goals since the first year and we've been right there. They're probably a little more attainable now."

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