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Definition of 'grumble'

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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. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 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. Geoffrey A. Moore 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)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. Wright, Vincent The Government and Politics of France (1989)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)

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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.

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