Translation of grunt in Spanish:


gruñir, v.

Pronunciation /ɡrʌnt//ɡrənt/

intransitive verb

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    (pig) gruñir
    • As the chimpanzees fed, our research assistants heard gorillas grunting and moving about in the undergrowth below the tree, apparently feeding on fallen fruits.
    • The gorilla grunted louder, but still did not move from its repose.
    • The huge walrus made another grunt and then wobbled itself away from us and across the few feet of exposed rocks and slipped into the water.
    • The large creatures were grunting and groaning, and their large, curved tusks flashed in the moonlight.
    • Simon on the other hand is in love with cuddly toys, and also anything that chimes or makes a silly noise, especially cows mooing or pigs grunting.
    • The animals, used to hiding in lakes, grunted and huddled together in the shade at the back corner of their pen.
    • The large pig grunted, and belched, much to the disgust of the students.
    • Even the horse grunted uneasily at her cold tone.
    • And you'll not hear a pig grunting or a hen cackling in many farmyards today.
    • Perhaps it was a bush pig that would grunt and snuffle away when it spotted her.
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    (person) gruñir
    (person) dar un gruñido
    (person) lanzar un gruñido
    (person) (with effort) resoplar
    • He ripped the sleeve of his shirt and tied the wound tight, again grunting with pain.
    • It happens in the best of marriages when your partner asks you about your day and you just grunt or turn away - or vice versa.
    • Normally she was grunting and complaining about one thing or another in her usual mocking tone.
    • He grunted in acknowledgement and we began our search of the top floor.
    • I tried to say something, but just grunted slightly.
    • But now, in the woods, he shovels so ardently he is grunting.
    • I grunt slightly in disgust at this display.
    • Just like the last anniversary, I still strain and grunt to push out each infrequent update but ultimately it's still good fun.
    • The adored child is gone, replaced by a hostile stranger who will only grunt, slam doors and stare blankly at the TV.
    • I mentally grunted and tried hard to make my steps not sound so much like stomps as I made my way to the doors.
    • The man only grunted again and turned away.
    • I just grunted in response, not even bothering to look up.
    • Her brother merely grunted in reply and rolled onto his other side, facing the wall.
    • He just grunted but he got one out and handed it to me.
    • She looked at him with an angered, annoyed face, and grunted under her breath.
    • Unlike her brother, who merely grunted in response, she was wide awake.
    • He grunted again, before slouching off to the counter to order some drinks.
    • The first man grunted angrily and shifted his spear in his grasp.
    • Every time you chose a certain piece of clothing, the man would grunt his assent.
    • I kissed her on her cheek and all she could do was grunt.

transitive verb

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    come here, —he grunted ven aquí —dijo gruñendo / gruñó


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    (of pig)
    gruñido masculine
    • Their vocalisations range from low guttural contact grunts to alarm barks and screams.
    • They form a sort of telegraphese, an abbreviated form of communication that may have more in common with the grunts of Neanderthals than the written language of modern humankind.
    • The only sounds he heard were the crickets chirping, the manes and tails being swished about and the occasional grunts and snorts from the animals that occupy the stables.
    • The next morning I awoke to the bellows, grunts and snorts of a dozen huge elephant seals wallowing on the black beach below the sleeping dongas (cargo containers).
    • Most players these days seem to insist on vocalising a very unattractive sounding grunt whenever they hit the ball, as if in some way the making of this noise actually improves their performance.
    • He could hear voices behind him, the low, guttural grunts of goblins or orcs.
    • Her boyfriend Dave was reading the evening paper, emitting the occasional odd grunt.
    • Indeed, the cyclists are treated as animals - the only noise they make is a series of equine whinnies, snorts, and grunts.
    • They shifted their hefty soldier's packs on their backs with a few grunts.
    • He has a particularly disagreeable grunt when he does not understand what you say, and desires a repetition.
    • The fighting was still noiseless, like a macabre puppet show, save for the snarls and grunts of his companions.
    • A hand grabbed his arm and he shook it loose, only turning to face his assailant when he heard a very definite female grunt.
    • Only guttural grunts and surreal words-in-isolation issued from my brain and mouth while the record played.
    • Hearing Jennifer's weak little grunts and moans every time she does something like open a door is also annoying: realistic though it may be, you don't hear the male heroes complaining.
    • The crack of helmets smacking helmets and the grunts and groans all had a familiar ring.
    • Sometimes it's just a grunt or two, a guttural sound akin to some sort of proto-speech.
    • If your language consists of little more than guttural grunts and cherry pie, you can't be blamed for not getting it.
    • She sighed after the original grunt at the unwanted physical contact and thought about how she couldn't stand him.
    • With many sleepy grunts and yawns, the soldiers dressed, ate a hurried meal, then slowly formed ranks.
    • As they came close to the end of the forest, grunts, shouts, and curses were heard.
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    (of person)
    gruñido masculine
    (with effort) resoplido masculine