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verb grunt pronunciation in British English /ɡrʌnt/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegrunting
past tensegrunted
past participlegrunted

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a short low sound in your throat and nose at the same time

    He grunted with satisfaction.

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    1. a.
      if an animal such as a pig grunts, it makes a low sound
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to say something using low short sounds, especially when you do not want to talk

    She grunted a reply.

    'Are you still here?' he grunted.

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