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v. grum·bled, grum·bling, grum·bles
1. To complain in a surly manner; mutter discontentedly: "The governed will always find something to grumble about" (Crane Brinton).
2. To rumble or growl.
To express in a grumbling discontented manner: grumbled a rude response.
1. A muttered complaint.
2. A rumble; a growl.
[Probably Dutch grommelen, to mutter, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grommen.]
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the activity of complaining, or complaints generally
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|Noun||1.||grumbling - a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"|
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.||grumbling - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone|
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
|Adj.||1.||grumbling - continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound; "the rumbling rolling sound of thunder"|
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
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A. N I couldn't stand his constant grumbling → no podía soportar que estuviera gruñendo todo el rato
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grumbling[ˈgrʌmbəlɪŋ] n (= complaints) → récriminations fpl
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