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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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The grunt tube is one of the few absolutes of my gear.
During this time period there were no DVDs, or YouTube, and few if any instructional VHS tapes about much to do with hunting, let alone how to call a whitetail buck with a grunt tube.
Inevitably, the grunts took frustrations with the leaders out on each other.
The low grunt is used by both sexes throughout the year and occurs during the lowest intensity of aggressive interactions.
In soccer, for example, the poor soul in a defensive wall who forgets to cover his delicate bits as he stops a particularly hard free-kick might proffer a grunt as his eyes crossed and glazed over during the slow crumple to the turf.
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.
Raf a Nadal's grunts are loud too but they're not like a girl's.
Informally, they were known affectionately as grunts.
The weighted lines were dropped to the bottom, where the baits were pounced on by grunts.
3) In fact, the grunts of the organization determine the success or failure of the department.
Grunts, bleats, and bawls are vocalizations deer use for various purposes.
The authors' approach to this question is predicated on the assumption that if NHL teams employ two different categories of player, grunts (the summary term used here for the physical player) and non-grunts (skill players), the NHL salary structure should reflect this.