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grunting


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grunt  \Grunt\  (gr[u^]nt),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grunted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Grunting}.]  [OE.  grunten;  akin  to  As  grunian  G. 
  grunzen  Dan.  grynte,  Sw  grymta  all  prob.  of  imitative;  or 
  perh.  akin  to  E.  groan.] 
  To  make  a  deep,  short  noise,  as  a  hog;  to  utter  a  short  groan 
  or  a  deep  guttural  sound. 
 
  Who  would  fardels  bear,  To  grunt  and  sweat  under  a 
  weary  life.  --Shak. 
 
  {Grunting  ox}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  yak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grunting 
  adj  :  making  short  inarticulate  guttural  sounds  as  of  effort 
  expended;  "ferries  grunting  on  the  river";  "grunting 
  boxers" 




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