ADJ. faint, little, small, soft | deep, low
VERB + MOAN give, let out, make | hear
MOAN + VERB escape sb A low moan of despair escaped her as she realized what had gone wrong.
PREP. with a ~ He staggered about ten yards and fell down with a moan. | ~ of
PHRASES a moan of pleasure/despair, the moan of the wind > Note at SOUND
1 make a low sound of pain/pleasure
ADV. loudly | quietly, softly
PREP. in He moaned in despair. | with She was still conscious and was moaning loudly with pain.
ADV. on They kept moaning on about their illnesses.
PREP. about What are you moaning about now? | at My parents moan at me if I'm home late. | to She's always moaning to me that she hasn't got enough money.
PHRASES moan and groan The unwilling children climbed into the bus, moaning and groaning.