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grouse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
grousegrouse1 /ɡraʊs/ noun  1 grouse.jpg [countable, uncountable] (plural grouse)HBB a small bird that is hunted and shot for food and sport, or the flesh of this bird the grouse shooting season roast grouse2 [countable] informalCOMPLAIN a complaint His main grouse is that he isn’t paid enough.
Examples from the Corpus
grouseMeanwhile, a grouse landed in an apple tree beside me, then flew down to the ground and walked away.It is the same for sage grouse.This recipe works well with any of the small birds-quail, squab, grouse.Throughout the day the grouse drums in the woods, and the woodcock performs its exuberant ritual at dawn and dusk.As we walked, grouse rose from the heather, calling out in alarm, .
grousegrouse2 verb [intransitive]  informalCOMPLAIN to complain about something syn moangrouse about I haven’t really got much to grouse about.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
grouse"Everything tastes the same, " George groused.So Brick, who had at first dismay, now had no room to grouse.He nagged at Fritz, he groused about the dull food, he broke some plates against the wall.There was some grousing about the way the game had gone but, for the most part, we were pretty good.They do not have too much to grouse about, though: the family's income is about 1,600 yuan a month.Stuyvesant, grousing, harassed the exiles and hampered their efforts to buy homes and cemetery plots.
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Verb table
grouse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrouse
he, she, itgrouses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygroused
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave groused
he, she, ithas groused
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad groused
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grouse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have groused
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grousing
he, she, itis grousing
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you, we, theyare grousing
Past
I, he, she, itwas grousing
you, we, theywere grousing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grousing
he, she, ithas been grousing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grousing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grousing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grousing
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