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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoanmoan1 /məʊn $ moʊn/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive] informalCOMPLAIN to complain in an annoying way, especially in an unhappy voice and without good reason ‘I feel seasick already, ’ she moaned.moan about A lot of people moaned about the parking problems.moan atBritish English British English My mum never stops moaning at me.moan that He’s always moaning that we use too much electricity. He moaned and groaned all the way there.see thesaurus at complain2 [intransitive]CRY to make a long low sound expressing pain, unhappiness, or sexual pleasure syn groan She moaned and cried out in pain.3 [intransitive] literaryCDN if the wind moans, it makes a long low sound They could hear the wind moaning in the trees.moaner noun [countable] British English Dad’s a gloomy old moaner.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
moanWhy do people always moan about the weather?He was moaning and groaning from the enormous weight of it.She moaned and ran out of the room, slamming the door behind her.Sorry to moan, but we trusted you to write the truth.I lay in bed, moaning in pain."But, Mom, there's nothing to do here, " moaned Josh.He begins to moan quietly, but it is not a distressing noise.I'm fed up with hearing you moaning the whole time!Waziri moaned through the gag, spittle and blood running from the side of his mouth.One night I moaned to Jasper about the shaved ice and about how sick to death I was of paper cups.moan thatMy husband, who's 41, hates the fact that I smoke and moans that I eat too much.Another moaned that Johnny was a little slow putting his hand in pocket.People do not want to be led by some one moaning that the press is unfair.