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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
References in classic literature ?
I sang out, I could not help it now; and giving a sudden grunt of astonishment he began feeling me.
He looked me all over, as if he had been going to buy me; and then straightening himself up with a grunt, he said, "He's the right sort for you, Jerry; I don't care what you gave for him, he'll be worth it.
The rough man held the candle to her face, and uttering a kind of compassionate grunt, opened the door of a small bed-room adjoining to the large kitchen where they were standing, and motioned her to go in.
He very seldom talked much and sometimes did not even answer Mary's questions except by a grunt, but this morning he said more than usual.
At last he secured the door, with a deep grunt of relief.
With a deprecatory grunt, the jackal again complied.
The stranger, with a comfortable kind of grunt over his pipe, put his legs up on the settle that he had to himself.
If the child ran into the fire, your aunt's too fat to overtake it: she could only sit and grunt like an alarmed sow.
And then the crocodile would grunt up at them from the black mud of the river,
Don't grunt,' said Alice; `that's not at all a proper way of expressing yourself.
The fool has had no more sense than to jump at a woodcutter's campfire, and has burned his feet," said Father Wolf with a grunt.
The room inside was so dark, that at first they could make out nothing; but they could hear a noise --a slow deep regular snoring grunt.