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What is another word for grunt?

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Verb
To mutter or speak in a low or barely audible voice
“She heard him grunt under his breath as he freed his injured arm from the sling.”
Verb
To make a low, resonant sound
“Rifle fire followed them, and Dermot heard a grunt from Sean and felt him catch his arm for support.”
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To yell or shout loudly or angrily
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To make a husky, squawking noise
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To draw or exhale air, typically through the nose noisily
Noun
Speech that is muttered indistinctly
“Some visits he was grumpy and sullen, offering only a grunt or two toward her attempts at making conversation.”
Noun
A low, rumbling sound
“A whistling noise was answered by a grunt from the engine, and away went the train.”
Noun
A person consigned to drudge work
“Three months post-prison and working as a grunt in someone else's shop, the last thing the man needed was to be accused of something he hadn't done.”
Noun
A long, loud, wavering cry or howl
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The sound that a duck makes
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(chiefly US) An unskilled laborer, especially at an oilfield, at a circus or on a ship
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Errand boy or girl
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The lowest rank in the army, below lance corporal or private first class
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A laborer, farmhand, or navvy who works primarily in yards, farms, or construction sites
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The action or process of calculating or estimating something
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A short, snorting sound made by pigs
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Physical strength or force
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