v. i.1.To murmur; to grumble.
What aileth you, thus for grucche and groan.
- Chaucer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I seye this: be ye redy with good herte To al my lust, and that I frely may, As me best thynketh, do yow laughe or smerte, And nevere ye to grucche it, nyght ne day?
"And forthermoore, this shal ye swere: that ye Agayn my choys shul neither grucche ne stryve; For sith I shal forgoon my libertee At youre requeste, as evere moot I thryve, Ther as myn herte is set, ther wol I wyve; And but ye wole assente in swich manere, I prey yow, speketh namoore of this matere."