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grunt

 (grŭnt)
v. grunt·ed, grunt·ing, grunts
v.intr.
1. To utter a deep guttural sound, as a hog does.
2. To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust.
v.tr.
To utter or express with a deep guttural sound: He merely grunted his approval.
n.
1. A deep guttural sound.
2. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that produce a grunting sound by rubbing together their pharyngeal teeth.
3. Slang An infantryman in the US military, especially in the Vietnam War: "They were called grunts....They were the infantrymen, the foot soldiers of the war" (Bernard Edelman).
4. Slang One who performs routine or mundane tasks.
5. New England A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks. Also called slump.

[Middle English grunten, from Old English grunnettan; probably akin to grunnian, to make a loud noise, grunt, of imitative origin.]

grunt′er n.
grunt′ing·ly adv.

grunt

(ɡrʌnt)
vb
1. (Zoology) (intr) (esp of pigs and some other animals) to emit a low short gruff noise
2. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to express something gruffly: he grunted his answer.
n
3. the characteristic low short gruff noise of pigs, etc, or a similar sound, as of disgust
4. (Animals) any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt), that utter a grunting sound when caught
5. (Military) slang US an infantry soldier or US Marine, esp in the Vietnam War
[Old English grunnettan, probably of imitative origin; compare Old High German grunnizōn, grunni moaning, Latin grunnīre]
ˈgruntingly adv

grunt

(grʌnt)

v.i.
1. to utter the deep, guttural sound characteristic of a hog.
2. to utter a similar sound.
3. to grumble, as in discontent.
v.t.
4. to express with a grunt.
n.
5. a sound of grunting.
6. any warm-water percoid fish of the family Pomadasyidae (Haemulidae), noted for emitting grunts.
7. a dessert of stewed fruit topped with biscuit dough.
8. Slang. an infantryman.
9. Slang. an unskilled worker; laborer.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English grunnettan, frequentative of grunian to grunt; c. Old High German grunnizōn]
grunt′er, n.
grunt′ing•ly, adv.

grunt


Past participle: grunted
Gerund: grunting

Imperative
grunt
grunt
Present
I grunt
you grunt
he/she/it grunts
we grunt
you grunt
they grunt
Preterite
I grunted
you grunted
he/she/it grunted
we grunted
you grunted
they grunted
Present Continuous
I am grunting
you are grunting
he/she/it is grunting
we are grunting
you are grunting
they are grunting
Present Perfect
I have grunted
you have grunted
he/she/it has grunted
we have grunted
you have grunted
they have grunted
Past Continuous
I was grunting
you were grunting
he/she/it was grunting
we were grunting
you were grunting
they were grunting
Past Perfect
I had grunted
you had grunted
he/she/it had grunted
we had grunted
you had grunted
they had grunted
Future
I will grunt
you will grunt
he/she/it will grunt
we will grunt
you will grunt
they will grunt
Future Perfect
I will have grunted
you will have grunted
he/she/it will have grunted
we will have grunted
you will have grunted
they will have grunted
Future Continuous
I will be grunting
you will be grunting
he/she/it will be grunting
we will be grunting
you will be grunting
they will be grunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grunting
you have been grunting
he/she/it has been grunting
we have been grunting
you have been grunting
they have been grunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grunting
you will have been grunting
he/she/it will have been grunting
we will have been grunting
you will have been grunting
they will have been grunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grunting
you had been grunting
he/she/it had been grunting
we had been grunting
you had been grunting
they had been grunting
Conditional
I would grunt
you would grunt
he/she/it would grunt
we would grunt
you would grunt
they would grunt
Past Conditional
I would have grunted
you would have grunted
he/she/it would have grunted
we would have grunted
you would have grunted
they would have grunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grunt - the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogsgrunt - the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.grunt - an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker; "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
3.grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Haemulon album, margate - a grunt with a red mouth that is found from Florida to Brazil
Haemulon aurolineatum, tomtate - found off the West Indies and Florida
cottonwick, Haemulon malanurum - of warm Atlantic waters
Haemulon parra, sailors choice, sailor's-choice - a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico
Anisotremus virginicus, porkfish, pork-fish - black and gold grunt found from Bermuda to Caribbean to Brazil
Anisotremus surinamensis, black margate, pompon - dusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward
Orthopristis chrysopterus, pigfish, hogfish - found from Long Island southward
Verb1.grunt - issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

grunt

verb
To complain in low indistinct tones:
noun
A low indistinct utterance of complaint:
Translations
قُباع الخنزير، همهمه، غمغمَهقُباع: صَوت الخنزيريُهَمهِمُ، يُغَمْغِمُ متذمرا
brbláníbrblatchrochtáníchrochtat
brummebrummengryntgrynte
röfög
rymjarÿtrÿta, rymja
kriuksėtisuniurnėti
ņurdēšanaņurdētrukšķēt
krochkať
hırıldamakhırıltıhomurdanmakhomurtu

grunt

[grʌnt]
A. N [of animal, person] → gruñido m
B. VI [animal, person] → gruñir
C. VT "yes," he grunted-sí -gruñó

grunt

[ˈgrʌnt]
vi
[person] → grogner
[animal] → grogner
vt [+ words] → grogner
n (= sound) [person] → grognement m

grunt

n
(of animal, person)Grunzen nt no pl; (of pain, in exertion)Ächzen nt no pl, → Ächzer m (inf); to give a gruntgrunzen (→ of vor +dat), → ächzen (→ of vor +dat)
(US inf) → kleiner Angestellter, kleine Angestellte; (= dogsbody)Mädchen ntfür alles (inf)
vi (animal, person)grunzen; (with pain, exertion) → ächzen, aufseufzen; (in irritation) → knurren
vt replybrummen, knurren

grunt

[grʌnt]
1. ngrugnito
to give a grunt → emettere un grugnito
2. vigrugnire

grunt

(grant) verb
1. to make a low, rough sound. The pigs grunted when the farmer brought their food.
2. (of people) to say in a way that sounds like grunting. He grunted that he was too busy to talk to me.
noun
a low, rough sound. a grunt of disapproval.

grunt

n gruñido; vi gruñir