moan

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piss and moan

To grumble, gripe, or complain excessively and/or in an annoying fashion. My daughter has reached the age where she pisses and moans about everything we ask her to do. Well, if you spent less time pissing and moaning and more time doing your work, you'd be finished a heck of a lot sooner!
See also: and, moan, piss

bitch and moan

rude slang To complain about someone or something. This phrase is usually indicative of the listener's annoyance about the complaints. Oh boy, which dead president is grandpa bitching and moaning about today? If you hate your job so much, quit bitching and moaning about it and look for a new one!
See also: and, bitch, moan

moan about (someone or something)

To grumble, gripe, or complain about someone or something to an annoying, excessive degree. My daughter has reached the age where she moans about everything we ask her to do. Well, if you spent more time doing your work and less time moaning about it, you'd be finished a heck of a lot sooner!
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moan out

1. To utter loud, prolonged moans. I could hear someone moaning out in the dark, but I couldn't see them. I'll never be able to rid myself of the memory of hearing all those wounded and dying soldiers moaning out on the battlefield.
2. To utter something in a low, guttural, droning voice. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "moan" and "out." He managed to moan out his name before losing consciousness from the blood loss. It's incredibly awkward hearing to the woman next door moaning her lover's name out in the middle of the night.
See also: moan, out

moan with (something)

To utter loud, prolonged moans because of some intense sensation or stimulus. It's incredibly awkward hearing the woman next door moaning with pleasure in the middle of the night. I'll never be able to rid myself of the memory of hearing all those soldiers strewn about on the battlefield moaning with the agony of their injuries.
See also: moan

moan about something

to complain about something. What are you moaning about? I am not moaning about anything.
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moan something out

to say something in a moan. The injured woman moaned the name of her assailant out. She moaned out the name.
See also: moan, out

moan with something

to groan because of pain or pleasure. The patient moaned with pain and fear. Ken moaned with pleasure.
See also: moan
References in classic literature ?
Moan for your nurture of him, moan for your corruption of him, moan for your loss of him, moan for mine!'
Moan? Moan for what you made him; not for your love.
Let her moan for the harvest that she reaps today!'
"I was mad," Monty moaned. "She was my own little daughter, God help her!"
showed we spend 10,000 minutes a year - with top moans being the weather, politics, lack of sleep, work, bad customer service, money and, erm, other people moaning.
He moans about his arthritis, the boss, he even has the effrontery to moan about us cows.
An unnerving finding Bedera uncovered is that the college men she interviewed believe that they are encouraged to continue by a woman's moans.
"He moans like anything, Fabian," said the Villa boss.
When he breathes he moans, and there's nothing he can do about this instinctive reaction whatsoever.
3 THEIR CARS..."He moans and moans about keeping the car clean.
I treat each day as if it was my last, and get as many moans out there as I can.
comically, TV antenna-like, making that moan she moans before coughing
COMPLAINTS about second-hand cars topped the list of moans made to a Government advice service last year.
The boss introduced a 'two moans and you're out' policy to clamp down on the 'negative energy' stunting her company's growth.