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grizzle

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡrɪz.əl/ disapproving us  
(especially of a young child) to cry continuously but not very loudly, or to complain all the time: The baby was cutting a tooth and grizzled all day long. They're always grizzling (= complaining) about how nobody invites them anywhere.
Translations of “grizzle”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指小孩)不住地嗚嗚哭, 不住地發牢騷…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指小孩)不住地呜呜哭, 不住地发牢骚…
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