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grunt

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verb \ˈgrənt\

Definition of grunt

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to utter a grunt

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter with a grunt

grunter

noun

Examples of grunt in a Sentence

  1. The workers were grunting with effort as they lifted the heavy furniture.

  2. She grunted a few words in reply, then turned and walked away.

Origin and Etymology of grunt

Middle English, from Old English grunnettan, frequentative of grunian, of imitative origin


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grunt

noun

Definition of grunt

  1. 1a :  the deep short sound characteristic of a hogb :  a similar sound

  2. 2 [from the noise it makes when taken from the water] :  any of a family (Haemulidae synonym Pomadasyidae) of chiefly tropical marine bony fishes

  3. 3 :  a dessert made by dropping biscuit dough on top of boiling berries and steaming blueberry grunt

  4. 4a :  a U.S. army or marine foot soldier especially in the Vietnam Warb :  one who does routine unglamorous work —often used attributively grunt work

Examples of grunt in a Sentence

  1. the grunt of a pig

  2. I could hear the grunts of the movers as they lifted the heavy furniture.

  3. He answered her with a grunt.

  4. He was a grunt who worked his way up to become an officer.

  5. He's just a grunt in the attorney's office.

Illustration of grunt

Origin and Etymology of grunt

see 1grunt


GRUNT Defined for English Language Learners

grunt

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verb

Definition of grunt for English Language Learners

  • : to make a short, low sound : to make a grunt

  • : to say (something) with a grunt

grunt

noun

Definition of grunt for English Language Learners

  • : a short, low sound from the throat

  • : a U.S. soldier especially in the Vietnam War

  • : a person who does ordinary and boring work


GRUNT Defined for Kids

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grunt

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verb \ˈgrənt\

Definition of grunt for Students

grunted

;

grunting

  1. :  to make a short low sound


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grunt

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noun

Definition of grunt for Students

  1. :  a short low sound (as of a pig)



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