grumble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgrʌmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgrʌmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grumbəl)


Inflections of 'grumble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
grumbles
v 3rd person singular
grumbling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
grumbled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
grumbled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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grumble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. [can't, shouldn't, don't] grumble
  2. the [staff, employees, students] are grumbling
  3. grumble at [work, school, home]
  4. grumble about the [lack of supplies, service, weather]
  5. grumble about having to [wake up early, go to school]
  6. grumble and groan (about, at)
  7. grumbling to himself (about, at)
n
  1. was a grumble in the [crowd, audience]
  2. heard a grumble come from the [crowd]
  3. a grumble of [disapproval, thunder]
  4. a grumble in my stomach
  5. what was that grumble?
  6. did that grumble come from [you, your stomach]?
  7. don't have any grumbles [about, against, over]
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