grunt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English grunnettan, frequentative of grunian, of imitative origin Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to utter a grunt transitive verb to utter with a grunt • grunter noun II. noun Date: 1553 1. a. the deep short sound characteristic of a hog b. a similar sound 2. [from the noise it makes when taken from the water] any of a family (Haemulidae syn. Pomadasyidae) of chiefly tropical marine bony fishes 3. a dessert made by dropping biscuit dough on top of boiling berries and steaming <
blueberry grunt
>
4. a. a United States army or marine foot soldier especially in the Vietnam War b. one who does routine unglamorous work — often used attributively <
grunt work
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grunt — [grunt] vi. [ME grunten < OE grunnettan (akin to Ger grunzen), freq. of grunian, to grunt < IE * gru , echoic > L grunnire] 1. to make the short, deep, hoarse sound of a hog 2. to make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort …   English World dictionary

  • Grunt — may refer to:* a deep guttural sound ** death grunt, the death metal singing style * slang for an infantryman * fish of the family Haemulidae * Grunt sculpin, the only member of the fish family Rhamphocottidae * Grunt (G.I. Joe), an infantryman… …   Wikipedia

  • Grunt — (gr[u^]nt), n. 1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus {H[ae]mulon}, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt ({A. Plumieri}), and the redmouth grunt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grunt — grunt·er; grunt·ling; grunt; grunt·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • 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

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  • grunt — grȕnt m <N mn grùntovi> DEFINICIJA reg. zemljišna parcela; posjed [grunt pogodan za gradnju] ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Grund …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • grunt — ► VERB 1) (of an animal, especially a pig) make a low, short guttural sound. 2) make a low inarticulate sound to express effort or indicate assent. ► NOUN 1) a grunting sound. 2) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a low ranking soldier or worker.… …   English terms dictionary

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  • grunt — m IV, D. u, Ms. gruntncie; lm M. y ( a) 1. «wierzchnia warstwa ziemi nadająca się pod uprawę; gleba» Liche, pszeniczne, urodzajne grunty. ∆ Grunty orne «część użytków rolnych poddawana stałej uprawie mechanicznej, głównie pługiem, na której… …   Słownik języka polskiego

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