Grunt meaning

grŭnt
A deep guttural sound.
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(slang) An infantryman in the US military, especially in the Vietnam War.
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To make the short, deep, hoarse sound of a hog.
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The sound made in grunting.
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(new england) A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks.
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To express by grunting.

To grunt one's disapproval.

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(intransitive, UK, slang) To break wind; to fart.

Who just grunted?

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To make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort, etc.
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Any of a family (Haemulidae) of marine percoid fishes that grunt when removed from water.
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A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.
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The snorting cry of a pig.
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A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae.
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(Army and United States Marine Corps slang) An infantry soldier. (From the verb, just like all the other senses.)
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(intransitive) Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts.
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(intransitive) Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts.
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To grunt is defined as to make a low, inarticulate, gruff and guttural sound.

When you reluctantly agree to something and just make a low animal sound in your throat to signify this, this is an example of a time when you grunt.

When a pig makes a low, gruff and guttural sound, this is an example of a time when the pig grunts.

When you lift a heavy piece of furniture and you make a low animal sound, this is an example of a time when you grunt.

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The definition of a grunt is a low, inarticulate, gruff and guttural sound often made by an animal or used to express effort or exertion.

When you reluctantly agree to something and just make a low animal sound in your throat to signify this, this is an example of a grunt.

When a pig makes a low, gruff and guttural sound, this is an example of a grunt.

When you lift a heavy piece of furniture and you make a low animal sound, this is an example of a grunt.

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To utter a deep guttural sound, as a hog does.
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To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust.
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To utter or express with a deep guttural sound.

He merely grunted his approval.

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Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that produce a grunting sound by rubbing together their pharyngeal teeth.
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(slang) One who performs routine or mundane tasks.
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By or characteristic of a grunt.

Grunt work.

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Origin of grunt

  • Middle English grunten from Old English grunnettan probably akin to grunnian to make a loud noise, grunt of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English grunten, from Old English grunnettan (“to grunt”), from Proto-Germanic *grunnatjaną (“to grunt”), frequentative of Proto-Germanic *grunnōną (“to grunt”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrun- (“to shout”). Cognate with German grunzen (“to grunt”), Danish grynte (“to grunt”).

    From Wiktionary