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grunt

grunt

 
 
pronunciation:
gruhnt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grunted, grunting, grunts
definition 1: to utter the short deep guttural sound of a hog.
The hogs grunted in the pen.
definition 2: to make a sound similar to a grunt.
He grunted as he lifted the barbell from the ground.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express using a sound like a grunt.
He would never talk at meals; he would just grunt "yes" or "no."
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, deep, guttural sound like that made by a hog.
definition 2: one of a variety of edible tropical and subtropical marine fishes that make grunting sounds.
definition 3: (slang) an infantry soldier.
definition 4: (slang) one who does menial work.
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derivation: gruntingly (adv.)