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gruhm buhl

  • n  a loud low dull continuous noise
  • n  a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  • v  show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
    We grumbled about the increased work load
  • v  make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
    she grumbles when she feels overworked
  • v  to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    he grumbled a rude response
    Stones grumbled down the cliff
  • v  make a low noise

  • Sources in the Pentagon, White House and Congress grumble that the CIA and the nation's other intelligence bureaucracy were caught flat-footed by the Sept.
  • In general, they potter around their crammed apartments, grumble about their senile husbands and make endless mugs of tea for visitors.
  • House Speaker Tip O'Neill used to grumble about the "bed wetters," the fresh-faced Democrats who hadn't been around long enough to know how to resist pressure from the Reagan White .
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  • Dollar Strength Pulls Stocks Up
    The dollar recovered pulling stocks upwards as Facebook investors grumble at the shareholding meeting. Game console wars have begun.        
    June 12, 2013 -

  • Bill DeWitt in USA Today
    Certain changes are made and people grumble about it, and move on,DeWitt said. "I don't think that was the case in this situation. It got worse. It's really hard when everybody is not on the same page."
  • Eric Wedge in
    We are going to lose some off days but we expected that. Now we'll just plan for it,Wedge said. "There's no reason for anybody to grumble about anything. They know we're going to have to make those games up and they're all aware that most...
  • Brendan Barber in Times Online
    TUC general secretary Brendan Barber, another commission member, said: "Most people will have the odd grumble about their job, but are treated fairly most of the time.

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