grunt (noun, verb) past tense: grunted LISTEN
Grunt means ‘to make the deep throaty sound that a pig makes.’
- When the pigs grunted, we knew it was time to feed them.
- The old man grunts every time he stands up.
A grunt is the sound of grunting.
- The mother heard a grunt from her teenager when she tried to wake him.
Don't confuse it with
Do you know the difference between a grunt and a groan? For grunt, think of a pig making sharp, snorting sounds. A groan is more of a slow, mournful sound.
a grunt: a low-level soldier or worker of any kind. Example: “Jessica’s started as a grunt and soon became a manager.”
grunt work: repetitive work. Example: “Data input is the purest form of grunt work I’ve ever done.”
In pop culture
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