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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 ?
They call thee mine ape, thou foaming fool: but I call thee my grunting- pig,--by thy grunting, thou spoilest even my praise of folly.
Because no one sufficiently FLATTERED thee:--therefore didst thou seat thyself beside this filth, that thou mightest have cause for much grunting,--
The fact of the matter was that some men were taking above six hundred pigs to sell at a fair, and were on their way with them at that hour, and so great was the noise they made and their grunting and blowing, that they deafened the ears of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and they could not make out what it was.
he muttered to the valet who was rubbing him, slightly twitching and grunting.
He walked around him in an ever decreasing circle--growling, grunting, sniffing.
Kala Nag put Little Toomai down, and he bowed to the earth again and went away with his father, and gave the silver four-anna piece to his mother, who was nursing his baby brother, and they all were put up on Kala Nag's back, and the line of grunting, squealing elephants rolled down the hill path to the plains.
Once they started and put their ears forward when they heard the chinking of a leg iron in the forest, but it was Pudmini, Petersen Sahib's pet elephant, her chain snapped short off, grunting, snuffling up the hillside.
Several exchanged short, grunting phrases, which seemed to settle the matter to their satisfaction.
The Wizard continued this surprising performance until nine tiny piglets were running about at his feet, all squealing and grunting in a very comical way.
He was aware that the grunting and screaming of Sheeta in the tree above them would set their nerves on edge, and that his pounding upon their gate after dark would still further add to their terror.
Yet he labored stoically on, never shirking, never grunting a hint of complaint.
Dubai: During last month's Australian Open, a certain Aryna Sabalenka of Russia drew a lot of criticism for her loud grunting throughout her first round match against local girl Ashleigh Barty.