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"grumble" in British English

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grumbleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈɡrʌm.bl̩/
to ​complain about someone or something in an ​annoyed way: She ​spent the ​evening grumbling to me about her ​job. [+ speech] "You never ​hangyourcoat up," she grumbled. If ​yourstomach grumbles, it makes a ​low, ​continuousnoise, usually because you are ​hungry.
grumbler
noun [C] uk   /-blər/  us   /-blɚ/
a ​person who ​complains a lot

grumblenoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈɡrʌm.bl̩/
(Definition of grumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grumbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡrʌm·bəl/
to ​complain in an ​annoyed way: There’s no ​point in grumbling about the ​hotel – we’re only here for one ​night.
(Definition of grumble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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