- 1[intransitive] (of animals, especially pigs) to make a short low sound in the throat
- 2 [intransitive, transitive] (of people) to make a short low sound in your throat, especially to show that you are in pain, annoyed, or not interested; to say something using this sound He pulled harder on the rope, grunting with the effort. When I told her what happened, she just grunted and turned back to her book. grunt something He grunted something about being late and rushed out. + speech “Thanks,” he grunted.
NAmE//ɡrʌnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grunt
he / she / it grunts
past simple grunted
-ing form grunting