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grunt

grunt

 
 
pronunciation:
gruhnt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: grunted, grunting, grunts
definition 1: to make the short deep sound of a hog, or a sound similar to this.
The hogs grunted in the pen.The movers grunted as they picked up the piano.
definition 2: to express using a sound like a grunt.
With his mouth full, he grunted, only "yes" and "no."
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a short, deep sound like that made by a hog.
He let out a grunt as he lifted the heavy barbell over his head.
derivation: gruntingly (adv.)