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Synonyms for grunt

to complain in low indistinct tones

a low indistinct utterance of complaint

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the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

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an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

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issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

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But brutes as they certainly were, they yet had enough of human nature in them to be shocked at their own hideousness; and still intending to groan, they uttered a viler grunt and squeal than before.
To say the truth, there was a suspicious kind of a grunt in their voices, and, for a long time afterwards, they spoke gruffly, and were apt to set up a squeal.
A quick series of three to five tending grunts will normally bring a lone pre- or peak-rut buck on a string, arriving with plans of stealing the doe being tended.
I normally make a few grunts in the first moments of shooting light, once I have confirmed there isn't deer already within range.
Gray snapper seem to prefer the more vertical structures such as the O Tower while the sea bass and grunts are often more numerous over hard bottom with a lot of variation in bottom contour.
The pair will be teaming up for the grand finale of The Children's Book Day at Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival on Sunday, May 4 to talk about the third in their hilarious four-part series, The Grunts, about a dysfunctional couple and their adopted/abducted son.
The tending grunt is a series of short grunts that a buck emits when actively chasing an estrous (ready to breed) doe, and it is effective from the beginning to the end of the rut.
If you couldn't learn how to deal with grunts, you'll probably have been weeded out of the system before the professional level," he added.
I suggest every time one of the offending players is about to hit the ball the crowd grunts in unison.
Unless you had catarrh, the grunt was unknown, apart from one lad who suffered from asthma and that was more wheeze than grunt in any case - and only when there was a lot of pollen about.
I don't mind a normal grunt when you hit it but when you are already grunting before and after you hit the shot, that's taking it to a different level.
A labored but more phonetically accurate spelling of the pair is "U(n)-HU(n)H" and "U(n)-HU(n)H" [or "U(n)-HU(n)" and "U(n)H-U(n)"], where "U(n)"means an unvoiced nasal U, reflecting the very nasal sound of these grunts in actual use--as far as my hearing of them goes.
On this occasion, I stopped to listen to the grunts, and pulled out my handy video camera to record the proceedings.
SCOTS star Andy Murray has told scream queen Maria Sharapova to button it with her ear-splitting grunts.
Alternately aimed at the shale at his feet or wider desert vistas, the camera records his dusty scroungings, which are synched to subarticulate grunts and moans, punctuated occasionally by recognizable words or phrases ("I have to get that stick").