Definition of 'grumble'
Video: pronunciation of 'grumble'
Example sentences containing 'grumble'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Dogs do not grumble about home improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What are you going to do - grumble about the weather? Times, Sunday Times (2017)Shoppers perennially grumble about bogus price cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2015) One prisoner grumbled about the quality of his vegan meal. The Sun (2012)Off he went grumbling away to his press officer as he exited. The Sun (2015)My duty as shepherd is to point out the harm grumbling may inflict upon individuals and upon the church. Christianity Today (2000)They worked without grumbling and often upon finishing other chores they would bring some stone to be hewn and set. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEShe often grumbles about spending money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You may grumble when they pile on double homework but one day you could find yourself thanking them for that extra push. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is often much grumbling, amid at least some of the privileged participants. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But still the party grumbles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was then that I began to hear the grumbling. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002) One patient grumbled to her GP that a bus timetable had been altered without consultation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I often grumble about cold air-conditioning in restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)While we may grumble about how much we have to pay, the view that taxes are for the good of society is deeply held. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What's your biggest grumble about Britain today? The Sun (2012)Stop grumbling about food not'talking to you '. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some of this, no doubt, is just the usual grumbling about change. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You bought one, grumbled about its bad value, but at least it guaranteed a retirement income until death. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You may grumble, but wine has hardly gone up in price over the past 20 years compared with other foodstuffs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some simply grumbled about the room being draughty, which is no surprise since the room is at least 150 years old. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It met twice a year to discuss and vote the departmental budget, which it did, often after ritualistic grumbling and symbolic resistance. The Government and Politics of France (1989)It's common to hear the odd grumble when I dish out the magic blue pills. The Sun (2008)But set a clear new direction, with new themes and a new script, and not only the ministers but the rest of the grumbling party will follow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'grumble'
Used Occasionally. grumble is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'grumble'
British English: grumble VERB
If someone grumbles, they complain about something in a bad-tempered way.
I shouldn't grumble about Mum–she's lovely really.
Definition of grumble from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.