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grouse

verb [I]  /ɡrɑʊs/ infml us  

grouse verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to complain: He’s always grousing about how hard he has to work.

grouse

noun [C/U]  /ɡrɑʊs/ ( plural grouse) us  

grouse noun [C/U] (BIRD)

a small, fat bird that is hunted, or the flesh of this bird eaten as meat
Translations of “grouse”
in Spanish urogallo…
in French grouse…
in German schottisches Moorhuhn…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 松雞…
in Russian куропатка, жалоба…
in Turkish bir tür keklik, ufak tefek şikâyet, dertlenme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 松鸡…
in Polish pardwa, bolączka…
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