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Verb: grunt  grúnt
  1. Issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
    "He grunted his reluctant approval"
Noun: grunt  grúnt
  1. The short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    - oink
     
  2. [N. Amer] An unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
     
  3. Medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught

Derived forms: grunting, grunts, grunted

Type of: emit, let loose, let out, noise, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, unskilled person, utter

Part of: family Haemulidae, Haemulidae

Encyclopedia: Grunt