ADJ. loud He let out a loud groan of frustration. | little, small | deep, low | harsh, hoarse | muffled
VERB + GROAN give, let out, utter | stifle, suppress | hear
PREP. with a ~ He stood up slowly with a groan of pain. | ~ of > Note at SOUND
ADV. loudly | quietly, softly | aloud, out loud | inwardly He groaned inwardly at the thought of spending another day in that place.
PREP. at, in She groaned out loud in protest. | with Some of the patients were groaning with pain.
PHRASES moan and groan There's no point in moaning and groaning about not having any money.