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grouse

noun [C] uk   us   /ɡraʊs/

grouse noun [C] (BIRD)

(plural grouse) a small fat bird, shot for sport and food

grouse noun [C] (COMPLAINT)

(plural grouses) informal an angry complaint

grouse

verb [I] uk   us   /ɡraʊs/ informal
to complain angrily: She's always grousing about how she's been treated by the management.
Translations of “grouse”
in Vietnamese gà gô…
in Spanish urogallo…
in Thai นกตระกูล Tetraonidae…
in Malaysian grouse…
in French grouse…
in German schottisches Moorhuhn…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 松雞…
in Indonesian ayam-ayaman…
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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