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grumble

 
Noun grumble has 2 senses
  1. rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling - a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
    --1 is a kind of noise
    Derived forms: verb grumble4, verb grumble3
  2. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    --2 is a kind of complaint
    Derived forms: verb grumble2, verb grumble1
Verb grumble has 4 senses
  1. grouch, grumble, scold - show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
    --1 is one way to complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
    Derived forms: noun grumble2, noun grumbler1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
    --2 is one way to complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
    Derived forms: noun grumble2, noun grumbler1, noun grumbling2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. grumble, growl, rumble - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
    --3 is one way to utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived forms: noun grumble1, noun grumbling1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  4. rumble, grumble - make a low noise; "rumbling thunder"
    --4 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun grumble1, noun grumbling1
    Sample sentences:
    Cars grumble in the streets
    The streets grumble with cars
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