grunt Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “grunt” - English Dictionary

"grunt" in American English

See all translations

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)







"grunt" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grunt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More