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verb grumble pronunciation in British English /ˈɡrʌmb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlegrumbling
past tensegrumbled
past participlegrumbled
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to complain, especially continuously and about unimportant things
    grumble about something:

    Children always grumble about school dinners.

    grumble at:

    She grumbles at her employees over the slightest thing.

    grumble that:

    He grumbled that it was Saturday night and he had nothing to do.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something in a complaining way

      ‘This house is a mess,’ grumbled his mother.

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