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English definition of “grizzle”

grizzle

verb [I]     /ˈɡrɪz.əl/ disapproving
(especially of a young child) to cry continuously but not very loudly, or to complain all the time: The baby was cutting a tooth and grizzled all day long. They're always grizzling (= complaining) about how nobody invites them anywhere.Weeping and cryingComplaining
(Definition of grizzle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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