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growling

adjective

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growling

verb
present participle of growl

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1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • he was growling about how much work he had to do

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2 to make a long loud deep noise or cry
  • the neighbor's dog growls every time we pass the house

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3 to make a low heavy rolling sound
  • I'm sorry my stomach is growling, but I'm just really hungry

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The first known use of growling was in 1752

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“Growling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/growling. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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