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tr. & intr.v. griz·zled, griz·zling, griz·zles
To make or become gray.
a. The color of a grizzled animal.
b. A grizzled animal.
2. Archaic Gray hair.
[From Middle English grisel, gray, from Old French, diminutive of gris, gray; see grisaille.]
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to make or become grey
1. (Colours) a grey colour
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) grey or partly grey hair
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a grey wig
[C15: from Old French grisel, from gris, of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German grīs grey]
1. (esp of a child) to fret; whine
2. to sulk or grumble
[C18: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grist-grimmōn gnashing of teeth, German Griesgram unpleasant person]
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v. -zled, -zling,
adj., n. v.i., v.t.
1. to make or become gray or partly gray.adj.
2. gray; grayish; devoid of hue.n.
3. gray or partly gray hair.
4. a gray wig.
[1350–1400; Middle English grisel < Old French, derivative of gris gray < Germanic; see griseous]
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Past participle: grizzled
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|Noun||1.||grizzle - a grey wig|
wig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
|Verb||1.||grizzle - be in a huff; be silent or sullen|
|2.||grizzle - complain whiningly |
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
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verb whine, fret, whimper, whinge (informal), snivel, girn (Scot.) The children were grizzling and complaining.
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grizzle[ˈgrɪzl] VI (Brit) (= whine) → quejumbrar
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grizzle[ˈgrɪzəl] vi (British) [child] (= fret) → pleurnicher
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vi (Brit inf) → quengeln
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grizzle[ˈgrɪzl] vi (Brit) (cry) → piagnucolare
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