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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.
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, 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.
grunt
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)
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