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Grumble Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    grumble n
  1. a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder" [syn: rumble, rumbling, grumbling]
  2. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering] v
  3. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load" [syn: grouch, scold]
  4. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter, croak, gnarl]
  5. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: growl, rumble]
  6. make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: rumble]
Grumble Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Grumbling.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumman, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. [root]3
  1. Cf. Grum, Grim.]
  2. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner. L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles that he has no more. --Prior.
  3. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
  4. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
Grumble Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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    • Grumble (sound): A grumble is a sound or utterance that a human makes to his/herself, in a low, discontented way, usually in the form of a complaint . ...
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    • The Mustn't Grumble: The Mustn't Grumble is a relatively new American musical group from the Boston, Massachusetts area formed in 2004, by charter members ...
    • Any Mother Doesn't Grumble: Any Mother Doesn't Grumble is an LP released in 1972 by Mick Softley , under the CBS record label in the UK and the Netherlands , and the ...

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    • School supplies: How to give, and receive, supplies in time for the first bell
      Some families grumble over the hassle of purchasing school supplies, while others struggle with how to pay for their supplies. Thanks to programs that donate supplies, parents can help each other. Read more on this news related to 'Grumble'
    • Lawmakers grumble, see no end to siege - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
      A view of the National Assembly session.— AFP file photo ISLAMABAD: Tired of a week of siege by protesters, members of the National Assembly — minus those who have submitted their resignations — grumbled a lot about their plight on Tuesday with no word of hope to end the deadlock. Read more on this news related to 'Grumble'
    • When mere whispers stir big storms on social media
      The social media has become a great outlet for people to voice their discontent and generally grumble about things that they find unsatisfactory. Read more on this news related to 'Grumble'

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