verb (used without object), grum·bled, grum·bling.
verb (used with object), grum·bled, grum·bling.
Origin of grumble
Examples from the Web for grumble
But Google grumble grumble makes me compose new messages in a tiny window, you say.
But grumble grumble sometimes my messages get sorted into the wrong folders.
But grumble grumble Google just forced this upon me without asking, you say.
So for now, the movies are about more, even if many of us will grumble about Les Miz's running time on the way out of the theater.
Yes, Republicans grumble (rightly) against the Obama green-energy subsidies.Doomsday Conservatives: Too Many Hormones, Too Little Plan|David Frum|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He would have liked bread and salt, but was in no mood to grumble over his meal.The Bungalow Boys North of Fifty-Three|Dexter J. Forrester
The roar of the traffic and the clatter of footsteps and the grumble of voices swirled like dance music about Andrews's head.Three Soldiers|John Dos Passos
Much has had to be borne which they did not anticipate; and they grumble and speak evil.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
Thank goodness we have had nothing to grumble about, in that way, since we got our box from the coast.Through Three Campaigns|G. A. Henty
Since it was winter, the cows had little else to do but watch what was going on—and grumble.The Tale of the The Muley Cow|Arthur Scott Bailey
Word Origin for grumble
1580s, from Middle French grommeler "mutter between the teeth" or directly from Middle Dutch grommelen "murmur, mutter, grunt," from grommen "to rumble, growl." Imitative, or perhaps akin to grim. Related: Grumbled; grumbling.
1620s, from grumble (v.).