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From Middle English bigronen, equivalent to be- (at, about) +‎ groan.


begroan (third-person singular simple present begroans, present participle begroaning, simple past and past participle begroaned)

  1. (transitive) To groan about; bewail; groan at.
    • 1902, Robert Browning, The poetical works of Robert Browning:
      For these deeds' sake do I begroan thy fate.
    • 1914, James Calvin Hooper, Portinia:
      And, why dost thou oft begroan in sorrow Then other times, bid wisdom good morrow?