(v. i.) To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
(v. i.) To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
(v. i.) To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
(v. t.) To express or utter with grumbling.
(n.) The noise of one that grumbles.
(n.) A grumbling, discontented disposition.
(1) Should I man up, chuck out the Union flags and get back to grumbling about the Games?
(2) I have weekly massages to iron out all the bumps and grumbles in my legs.
(3) But the huge shortfalls, and the grumblings of African countries, are not going to matter as much in Washington as the fact that Obama can claim that he went face to face with China – and won.
(4) Although, among jobbing-actor roles in series such as Casualty, Lovejoy and Inspector Morse, he also appeared in the Dennis Potter drama Cream in My Coffee (1980), with Peggy Ashcroft; a TV version of Mr Jekyll and Hyde (1990) and Ending Up (1989), based on the Kingsley Amis novel about old buffers going grumbling to their doom.
(5) No: people want to see live animals!” The purists will grumble.
(6) The couple were not married, and there were grumblings that, with no official status as first lady, she should not be spending money on her five personal assistants and the running of an independent office in the Elysée.
(7) Stop grumbling about renewables and unlock the opportunities they offer.
(8) The companies would be in no position to grumble about unfair tactics since they are guilty of worse.
(9) West Ham's manager of three years, who steered the team to a 13th-place finish this season after flirting with relegation for long periods, held talks with the co-chairman David Sullivan on Tuesday amid grumbling supporters' discontent at the style of football the side have played.
(10) Shirburn grumbled, Ayer apologised, the tanks rolled on.
(11) "Diane sold her principles by sending her kids to private school and spending a lot of time on the box cosying up to Michael Portillo, making comments for the sake of projection on TV," one grumbled, anonymously, yesterday.
(12) Starting with the visit of Canadian rivals Toronto FC , who grumbled their way through last week’s home defeat by KC and whose mood won’t have been improved by a 3-0 thrashing in DC in midweek.
(13) "Bilge," he grumbled when another student wanted to know about his links with a lobbying firm that later worked for Colonel Gaddafi.
(14) They'd grumble, but that's business, as it happens every day.
(15) Since Peter Hall was allowed leaves of absence for other projects by sometimes grumbling chairmen ( as charted in his published Diaries ), there has been an emphasis on the job being full-time.
(16) There were authors grumbling about not going to the Oscars .
(17) Recent collaboration between traditionally fractious teaching unions to oppose cuts to the school rebuilding programme gained more traction than the usual grumbles about pay because it spoke to parents as well as professionals.
(18) He has grumbled a lot about obstruction by the civil service, but not actually done much about it.
(19) English friends had explained to me, not without pride, the importance of grumbling to the national character, but I still want to stress to every Londoner I meet that — take it from a visiting Los Angeleno — the tube exists, and that counts as no trifling achievement.
(20) Jeremy Hunt grumbled that because patients would not know their out-of-hours doctors, they would opt to go to A&E instead.
(v. i.) To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
(n.) The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles."
(1) A gurgling loaf with a sheepdog's haircut and a repertoire of Latin bum jokes.
(2) The gurgling noise was caused by the gastroesophageal reflux of gas and the pain was associated with profound esophageal distention.
(3) For those not familiar with the Big-Phil-Little-Ney dynamic in the flesh, Brazil’s first press conference on the eve of the tournament was intriguing, so gurglingly affectionate are the pair of them in public.
(4) Are there really "nine sleeps 'til new Who" you gurgling oaf?
(5) I woke to one of the world's most exceptional views: the Ponte Vecchio in one direction, the Uffizi in the other, with the Arno gurgling by just inches away.
(6) [LAUGH] Your shaggy limbs and the bristling hair on your forearms Suggest a fierce male virtue [CHUCKLE]; but the surgeon called in to lance your swollen piles [BIG LAUGH] dissolves in laughter [GURGLE] at the sight of that well-smoothed passage [ROAR].
(7) When all the pretty dancing lights went on Hannah smiled, gurgled and followed them perfectly with both eyes.
(8) 7.37pm BST "Before seeing your bit about Rafa lifting the trophy and flipping Vs at the Chelsea fans, I'd spent the afternoon trying to imagine a scenario where Benitez gets to 'win' but Chelsea and their fans don't get to boast about having two European trophies," gurgles Alistair Mackay.
(9) One track, Ultra Thizz, has fans on Soundcloud posting things like "head asplode" and "skull fukt" thanks to its onslaught of mangled chipmunk vocals, ricocheting synth stabs, rapidly accelerating rhythms and gurgling bass.
(10) I hate the sin but ah love the sinner," honked the freshly convicted Fiz, face sodden with snot, and with a final grimace of embarrassment John Stape gurgled his last, his newly bearded soul presumably passing through purgatory's rigorous decontamination process before ascending to the Dead Soap Bastard sty in the sky.
(11) He told the Guardian that “gurgling and choking” noises could be heard, but he couldn’t see from where.
(12) Our longest placement, and far too gorgeous to have ever been a blood relation, Ben's dark eyes, cherubic hair and gurgling giggle masked an array of health problems that meant that life for those 18 months was an endless round of hospital visits, as the house overflowed with specialist equipment.
(13) It could never be too salty for me, madam,” Turner gurgles suggestively.
(14) Rewind an hour, before the dash to Palin, and here he is, the Great Linneck, downstairs in the stucco splendour of the Royal Institute of British Architects building in London, attentive, polite and always on the verge of that familiar gurgling laugh.
(15) All the canvases feature babies: gurgling smiles, downy hair, chubby wrists.
(16) All 14 cases, with the exception of one Yapese, were previously healthy, male Filipinos, aged 23 to 55, who were either found dead in bed, or described by their colleagues as having nocturnal seizure activity consisting of gurgling, frothing, and tongue biting immediately prior to death.
(17) "That's all me, baby – I drank a lot of coffee that day," she trills in her Minnie Mouse-ish voice, halfway between a giggle and a gurgle.
(18) Though they chose not to be filmed, Emma speaks to me on the phone, the soft gurgle of her now one-year-old daughter just audible.
(19) Women and children play behind the high mud walls of the old houses, the men thresh the wheat, teenagers pick walnuts and the water coming straight off the snowy mountains high above the village gurgles through the irrigation canals.
(20) Review of medical records of 78 horses admitted to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals with dorsal displacement of the soft palate revealed 94% of these horses to have evidence of an intermittent abnormal "gurgling" respiratory noise at the time of exercise.