To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
- To voice a deep, inarticulate sound, as of pain, grief, or displeasure.
- To make a sound expressive of stress or strain: floorboards groaning.
- To utter or express with groans or a groan.
- The sound made in groaning.