Meaning of “grunt” in the English Dictionary

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gruntverb [ I ]

uk /ɡrʌnt/ us /ɡrʌnt/

(of a pig) to make a low, rough noise:

The pigs were grunting contentedly as they ate their food.

(of a person) to make a short, low sound instead 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.
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, low noise, 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 continued reading.
noun [ C ] us /ɡrʌnt/

The weightlifter raised the bar over his head with a grunt.

(Definition of “grunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)