verb (used without object), grum·bled, grum·bling.
verb (used with object), grum·bled, grum·bling.
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Origin of grumble
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OTHER WORDS FROM grumblegrumbler, noungrum·bling·ly, adverbgrumbly, adjectiveun·grum·bling, adjective
How to use grumble in a sentence
“There's nobody here to meet,” he grumbled to an aide, as he battled through the rain.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down?|Nico Hines|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But back in the executive suites, the old guard running the league anonymously grumbled.
Joyce, for his part, later grumbled that Eliot gained renown by borrowing from his Ulysses.
Although they initially grumbled about having to get up, they had to admit that it was an amazing sight.‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ Review: Oh My God, This PlayStation 4 Game Is Beautiful|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While conservatives grumbled, the League of Women Voters celebrated the decision.One Tough Nerd—Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Pragmatic Labor Stance|John Avlon|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He bitterly opposed the idea of an assault, and he grumbled at being kept before the position.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
As there are only three sets of head phones,” 50 grumbled Burd, “one of us is bound to be a step-child.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
"We'll be blamed lucky if we don't run into a prairie-fire before mornin'," Piegan grumbled.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
"A newspaper would be something to while away one's time, or a book," grumbled Hartledon.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Jacob Worse had nothing to say in answer to this speech, he only grumbled, and rubbed his hands across his stomach.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland