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grouse 1

 (grous)
n. pl. grouse or grous·es
Any of various plump, chiefly ground-dwelling gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae of northern North America and Eurasia, characteristically having feathered legs and nostrils and mottled plumage.

[Origin unknown.]

grouse 2

 (grous) Informal
intr.v. groused, grous·ing, grous·es
To complain; grumble.
n.
A cause for complaint.

[Perhaps from French dialectal groucer, from Old French grouchier; see grudge.]

grous′er n.
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grouse

(ɡraʊs)
vb
(intr) to grumble; complain
n
a persistent complaint
[C19: of unknown origin]
ˈgrouser n

grouse

(ɡraʊs)
n, pl grouse or grouses
(Animals) any gallinaceous bird of the family Tetraonidae, occurring mainly in the N hemisphere, having a stocky body and feathered legs and feet. They are popular game birds. See also black grouse, red grouse
adj
slang Austral and NZ excellent
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈgrouseˌlike adj
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grouse1

(graʊs)

n., pl. grouse, grous•es.
any of various plump gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae, of the pheasant family, with a short bill and feathered legs.
[1525–35; orig. uncertain]
grouse′like`, adj.

grouse2

(graʊs)

v. groused, grous•ing,
n. Informal. v.i.
1. to grumble; complain.
n.
2. a complaint.
[1850–55; orig. uncertain; compare grouch]
grous′er, n.
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grouse


Past participle: groused
Gerund: grousing

Imperative
grouse
grouse
Present
I grouse
you grouse
he/she/it grouses
we grouse
you grouse
they grouse
Preterite
I groused
you groused
he/she/it groused
we groused
you groused
they groused
Present Continuous
I am grousing
you are grousing
he/she/it is grousing
we are grousing
you are grousing
they are grousing
Present Perfect
I have groused
you have groused
he/she/it has groused
we have groused
you have groused
they have groused
Past Continuous
I was grousing
you were grousing
he/she/it was grousing
we were grousing
you were grousing
they were grousing
Past Perfect
I had groused
you had groused
he/she/it had groused
we had groused
you had groused
they had groused
Future
I will grouse
you will grouse
he/she/it will grouse
we will grouse
you will grouse
they will grouse
Future Perfect
I will have groused
you will have groused
he/she/it will have groused
we will have groused
you will have groused
they will have groused
Future Continuous
I will be grousing
you will be grousing
he/she/it will be grousing
we will be grousing
you will be grousing
they will be grousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grousing
you have been grousing
he/she/it has been grousing
we have been grousing
you have been grousing
they have been grousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grousing
you will have been grousing
he/she/it will have been grousing
we will have been grousing
you will have been grousing
they will have been grousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grousing
you had been grousing
he/she/it had been grousing
we had been grousing
you had been grousing
they had been grousing
Conditional
I would grouse
you would grouse
he/she/it would grouse
we would grouse
you would grouse
they would grouse
Past Conditional
I would have groused
you would have groused
he/she/it would have groused
we would have groused
you would have groused
they would have groused
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidaegrouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
wildfowl - flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food
2.grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
black grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-black
ptarmigan - large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage
Canachites canadensis, spruce grouse - North American grouse that feeds on evergreen buds and needles
Centrocercus urophasianus, sage grouse, sage hen - large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America
Bonasa umbellus, ruffed grouse, partridge - valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
Pedioecetes phasianellus, sharp-tailed grouse, sprig tail, sprigtail - large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
grouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
covey - a small flock of grouse or partridge
Verb1.grouse - hunt grouse
fowl - hunt fowl in the forest
2.grouse - complaingrouse - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

grouse

1
verb
1. complain, moan, grumble, gripe (informal), beef (slang), carp, bitch (slang), whine, whinge (informal), bleat, find fault, grouch (informal), bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang) 'How come they never tell us what's going on?' he groused.
noun
1. complaint, protest, objection, moan, grievance, grumble, gripe (informal), beef (slang), grouch (informal) There have been grouses about the economy, interest rates and house prices.

grouse

2 noun
Related words
collective nouns brood, covey, pack
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

grouse

verb
Informal. To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, gripe, kick.
Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch.
noun
Informal. An expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression:
Informal: gripe.
Slang: beef, kick.
Idiom: bone to pick.
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Translations
الطَيْهوجتَذَمُّر، شَكْوى، تأفُّفشَكْوىطائِر الطَّهْوُجيَتَذَمَّر، يَتَأفَّف
tetřevremcáníremcatreptání
klagerypebeklage sig
metsäkanateerivalitus
lještarkapritužbatetrijeb
kvarta, nöldrakvörtun, nöldurlyngrjúpa
ライチョウ不平
들꿩불평
gaušanāsgaustiesrubenis
tetrov
knotmoripa
ไก่ป่าการบ่น
orman tavuğuşikayetşikâyetşikâyet etmekdırlanma
càu nhàugà gô

grouse

1 [graʊs] N (grouse or grouses (pl)) (Orn) → urogallo m
black grousegallo m lira
red grouselagópodo m escocés

grouse

2 [graʊs]
A. N (= complaint) → queja f
B. VIquejarse (about de)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

grouse

[ˈgraʊs]
n
[grouse] [ˈgraʊs] (pl) (= bird) → grouse f (sorte de coq de bruyère)
(= complaint) → grief m
a grouse about sth → un grief au sujet de qch
vi (= complain) → rouspéter, râler
to grouse about sth → rouspéter contre qch, râler contre qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

grouse

1
n pl <-> → Waldhuhn nt, → Raufußhuhn nt; (= red grouse)Schottisches Moor(schnee)huhn; grouse shootingMoorhuhnjagd f

grouse

2 (Brit inf)
n (= complaint)Klage f; to have a good grousesich ausschimpfen (inf)
vischimpfen, meckern (inf) (→ about über +acc)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

grouse

1 [graʊs] n pl invgallo cedrone, urogallo

grouse

2 [graʊs] (fam)
1. n (complaint) → mugugno
2. vi to grouse (about)brontolare (su)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

grouse1

(graus) plural grouse noun
a kind of game bird.

grouse2

(graus) verb
to complain. He's grousing about his job again.
noun
a complaint.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

grouse

الطَيْهوج, شَكْوى reptání, tetřev klage, rype Klage, Waldhuhn αγριόκοτα, γκρίνια queja, urogallo teeri, valitus grognement, tétras lještarka, pritužba fagiano, lamentela ライチョウ, 不平 들꿩, 불평 klacht, korhoen klaging, rype pardwa, powód do narzekań ave galinácea, queixa ворчун, шотландская куропатка knot, moripa ไก่ป่า, การบ่น orman tavuğu, şikayet càu nhàu, gà gô 松鸡, 牢骚
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And yet again the grumblers and grousers declared that he had been let down by City manager Pep Guardiola.
Featuring track counter rotation for increased maneuverability, the versatile drill can be equipped with either 600-mm (23.6-in.) triple grousers for hard rock applications or 750-mm (29.5-in.) triple grousers for working in soft rock.
In addition, there are multiple grousers on the periphery of each track that serve to improve the friction between the track and the ground.
Features include individually linked grousers and operable blade.
The severe shortages in Germany were highlighted as was the fact that, although Britain was suffering, the German population was starving: "What greedy grousers in this country speak of as famine the hungry German would look upon as luxury."
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This was the man who way back in 1985, I recalled, called Scousers "Grousers" (see what he did there?) when claiming they did "absolutely nothing to save the Grand National" when it was in danger.
We Couch Grousers number 50 million, an indisputable majority.
Depressives, cynics, pseudo-intellectual naysayers, grumps and grousers are not likely to enjoy Rootdown's first full-length album, "Tidal Wave."