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grunt

noun

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1 speech that is not clear enough to be understood
  • preoccupied with what he was doing, the mechanic gave only a grunt when I asked when the car would be ready

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2 a person who does very hard or dull work
  • we have an opening in the warehouse if you don't mind doing grunt work

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grunt

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of grunt (Entry 2 of 2)

to speak softly and unclearly
  • was so absorbed with the video game that when asked what he wanted for dinner, he just grunted

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The first known use of grunt was before the 12th century

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“Grunt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grunt. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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