groan

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groan(
gron
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (moan)
a. el gemido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She reached for the remote control with a groan.Alargó el brazo con un gemido para agarrar el mando a distancia.
b. el quejido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Every time he shifted his body in the hospital bed, he let out a groan.Cada vez que movía el cuerpo en la cama del hospital, dejaba escapar un quejido.
c. el gruñido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He tripped and fell with a groan.Se tropezó y cayó soltando un gruñido.
2. (creak)
a. el crujido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When she heard the groan of the step, Hannah knew someone had broken into the house.Al escuchar el crujido del escalón, Hanna supo que alguien había entrado en la casa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to complain)
a. gruñir
He groaned at Tim's unfunny joke.Gruñó ante la broma sin gracia de Tim.
b. refunfuñar
Everyone groaned about the long lines at the airport on the day before Christmas.Todo el mundo refunfuñaba por las largas colas que había en el aeropuerto el día antes de Navidad.
c. quejarse
She groaned about having to go outside in the snow.Se quejó de tener que salir a la nieve.
4. (to moan)
a. gruñir
The patient groaned as the doctor examined the wound.El paciente gruñía mientras la doctora le examinaba la herida.
b. quejarse
My grandmother groaned in pain as she sat down.Mi abuela se quejó de dolor mientras se sentaba.
c. gemir
He groaned in desperation and clenched his fists.Gimió desesperado y apretó los puños.
5. (to creak)
a. crujir
The table was groaning under the weight of the banquet that the host prepared.La mesa estaba que crujía bajo el peso del banquete que preparó el anfitrión.
6. (to be weighed down)
a. estar agobiado
The school's teachers are groaning under their heavy workload.Los maestros de la escuela están agobiados por el gran volumen de trabajo.
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groan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of pain, dismay)
a. el gemido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of chair, floor)
a. el crujido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (in pain, dismay)
a. gemir
to groan inwardlyahogar un gemido
the shelves groaned under the weight of the booksla estantería estaba hasta arriba de libros
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groan [ɡrəʊn]
noun
[of pain, dismay etc] gemido (m); quejido (m); (mumble) gruñido (m);
intransitive verb
1 gemir; quejarse; (mumble) gruñir; refunfuñar
2 (creak) [+tree, gate etc] crujir
borrowers are groaning under the burden of high interest rates los prestatarios están agobiados por la carga de los altos tipos de interés; the table groaned under the weight of all the food la mesa crujía bajo el peso de toda esa comida
transitive verb
"yes," he groaned —sí —gimió
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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