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gruntverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡrʌnt/
(of a ​pig) to make a ​low, ​roughnoise: The ​pigs were grunting ​contentedly as they ​atetheirfood. (of a ​person) to make a ​short, ​lowsoundinstead of ​speaking, usually because of ​anger or ​pain: He ​hauled himself over the ​wall, grunting with the ​effort. [+ speech] "Too ​tired," he grunted and ​sat down.
grunt
noun [C] uk   us  
Loud grunts were coming from the ​pigsty.
(Definition of grunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gruntverb [I]

 us   /ɡrʌnt/
to make a ​short, ​lownoise, esp. in ​surprise, ​pain, or ​pleasure, or to show that you do not ​want to ​talk: I ​tried to ​start a ​conversation, but he just grunted and ​continuedreading.
grunt
noun [C]  us   /ɡrʌnt/
The ​weightlifterraised the ​bar over his ​head with a grunt.
(Definition of grunt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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