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grumble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrumblegrum‧ble /ˈɡrʌmbəl/ ●○○ verb  1 COMPLAIN[intransitive, transitive] to keep complaining in an unhappy way syn moangrumble about/at Farmers are always grumbling about the weather.grumble that A few passengers grumbled that their cabins were too small. ‘This is boring, ’ Kathleen grumbled.see thesaurus at complain2 [intransitive] to make a low continuous sound syn rumble Thunder grumbled overhead.3 mustn’t/can’t grumblegrumble noun [countable] the usual grumbles about pay→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
grumbleShe grumbles a bit about me waking her up, but I don't think she minds all that much.She was grumbling about having to work so late.The people standing beside me were grumbling about not being able to find a place to park.Slaves mumble, workers grumble and students mutter.The old man turned away, grumbling as he went.I remember now Mrs Maybury grumbling because she'd had to do it all herself.Thunder grumbled in the distance.Although she grumbles that T.S. Eliot does so much, she is all game for it herself.That they exist is something of a miracle, so one should not grumble that the lines are often inaudible.Mrs Archer grumbled to Janey, the only witness of her slight lapses from perfect sweetness.grumble thatCompany executives grumble that analysts are obsessed with short-term performance at the expense of long-term growth and profitability.The spectator wandered off grumbling that Jamie had dented his ladder.But there are still grumbles that much insider dealing goes unpunished.One morning he grumbled that she had told him the night before that he was the worst President since Jimmy Carter.His parishioners had grumbled that streetwalkers propositioned them after his sermons.Although she grumbles that T.S. Eliot does so much, she is all game for it herself.That they exist is something of a miracle, so one should not grumble that the lines are often inaudible.Class divisions have reappeared: private entrepreneurs grumble that ungrateful workers have forgotten how bad things were a year ago.
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Verb table
grumble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrumble
he, she, itgrumbles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrumbled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grumbled
he, she, ithas grumbled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grumbled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grumble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grumbled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grumbling
he, she, itis grumbling
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you, we, theyare grumbling
Past
I, he, she, itwas grumbling
you, we, theywere grumbling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grumbling
he, she, ithas been grumbling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grumbling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grumbling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grumbling
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