Grunted
Grunt Grunt (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G. grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or perh. akin to E. groan.] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound. [1913 Webster]

Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Grunting ox} (Zo["o]l.), the yak. [1913 Webster]


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  • grunted — grÊŒnt n. snort, low gruff sound (made by hogs and other animals); discontented grumble; foot soldier in the U.S. military (Slang) v. snort, make a low gruff sound (like the noise made by hogs); grumble discontentedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grunt — I UK [ɡrʌnt] / US verb Word forms grunt : present tense I/you/we/they grunt he/she/it grunts present participle grunting past tense grunted past participle grunted 1) a) [intransitive] to make a short low sound in your throat and nose at the same …   English dictionary

  • grunt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, slight, small, soft ▪ low ▪ non committal ▪ He gave a non committal grunt in reply …   Collocations dictionary

  • grunt — I n. to utter a grunt II v. 1) (B) she grunted a few words to them 2) (L; to) he grunted (to her) that he would get up later 3) (misc.) to grunt and groan * * * [grʌnt] (B) she grunted a few words to them (L; to) he grunted (to her) that he would …   Combinatory dictionary

  • grunt — [[t]grʌ̱nt[/t]] grunts, grunting, grunted 1) VERB If you grunt, you make a low sound, especially because you are annoyed or not interested in something. The driver grunted, convinced that Michael was crazy... [V with quote] Rubbish, I grunted...… …   English dictionary

  • grunt — grunt1 [ grʌnt ] verb 1. ) intransitive to make a short low sound in your throat and nose at the same time: He grunted with satisfaction. a ) if an animal such as a pig grunts, it makes a low sound 2. ) transitive to say something using low short …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uh-huh, huh-uh — The sound uh huh (hardly a word) is an attempt through spelling to indicate a grunted yes. Huh uh (or hunh uh) somewhat resembles the sound of a grunted no. Uh huh, I think you re right. Huh uh, I don t want to go …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Grunt — (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G. grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or perh. akin to E. groan.] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grunting — Grunt Grunt (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G. grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or perh. akin to E. groan.] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grunting ox — Grunt Grunt (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G. grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or perh. akin to E. groan.] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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