grunt grunt  /ˈɡrənt/


  1. (n) the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
  2. (n) an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
  3. (n) medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
  4. (v) issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

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  1. Come fall, bulldozers will grunt across the grounds, toppling the tall cypresses and pepperwoods.
  2. Rather than continue as the wealthy rock-poet of the American grunt and risk being labeled inauthentic, Springsteen set out for new territory.
  3. As Wimbledon begins, the debate surrounding grunting in women's tennis gets louder, and officials consider a ban on barks, moans and shrieks.


  1. Catchers Gibson, Crain help Louisville reach CWS

    Kyle Gibson and Shane Crain are fine with Louisville's pitchers getting the glory right now because it's a reflection of their grunt work behind the plate for the Cardinals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau

  2. Versatile Amarillo Venom 'Truck' drives road to TDs

    Amarillo Venom player James Smith had long done grunt work to help his teams win games, so much so he earned the nickname "Truck" from his coaches and teammates, but he was rarely the focus of the celebration.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  3. Sharapova and Azarenka Get Ready to Rumble

    Sparks will be flying and the grunt-o-metre will be working overtime when French Open holder Maria Sharapova comes face-to-face with Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in the Roland Garros semi-finals on Thursday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "It's kind of still a little bit surreal," Quinn said. "And I'm just caught up in all the grunt work and everything I feel I need to do for each game."
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Brady Quinn Source: Washington Post

  2. Navratilova said: "I remember how it was when Monica (Seles) and I were competitors and she began to grunt. I couldn't hear the ball. I thought to myself, 'Do I mention it to the umpire, do I say something to her? What should I do?' And Monica was a...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Martina Navratilova Source:

  3. "We made the runs that we had to make to get the cushion and fight a team that can make threes," Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said. "We did enough grunt work to build a cushion and we made mistakes, but we held on."
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Eddie Jordan Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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