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Definition of grunt work noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grunt work

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌnt wɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌnt wɜːrk//
 
[uncountable] (informal)
 
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hard boring work She has assistants to do the grunt work like research and proofreading. There’s a lot of grunt work involved in the assignment. I was used to grunt work but pouring concrete was the worst.
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