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grunt something out

to say something with a snort or grunt. Jane grunted a command out to someone. She grunted out a curt command and the gate opened.
See also: grunt, out

grunt work

Fig. work that is menial and thankless. During the summer, I earned money doing grunt work. I did all of the grunt work on the project, but my boss got all of the credit.
See also: grunt, work

grunt work

  (American informal)
hard work that is not very interesting Her job was nothing glamorous - a lot of grunt work drafting agreements for others to sign.
See donkey work
See also: grunt, work

donkey work

  (British, American & Australian informal) also grunt work (American informal)
hard, boring work
Usage notes: In the past, donkeys were used to carry heavy loads.
Why do I have to do all the donkey work while you get to do the interesting stuff?
See also: donkey, work

grunt

(grənt)
1. n. an infantry soldier. (Military. From the gutteral sound made by a pig, and anyone doing very heavy labor.) Get those grunts out on the field at sunrise!
2. n. a low-ranking or subservient person. (Someone who is likely to utter a grunt because of the discomforts of menial labor.) Let’s hire a grunt to do this kind of work.
3. n. a belch. Does that grunt mean you like my cooking?
4. n. a hardworking student. The grunts got Bs on the test. It was that hard!
5. n. a wrestler. (Possibly in reference to a grunting pig.) Two big grunts wearing outlandish costumes performed for the television cameras.

grunt work

and shit work
n. hard, menial labor; tedious work. (Work that a lesser person ought to be doing.) Who is supposed to do the grunt work around here? Not me! Why am I always doing the shit work?
See also: grunt, work
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You can make virtually any grunt or bleat sound with this call.
But after years of study in Kenya, Seyfarth and Cheney thought they may have heard tiny differences in grunts made by monkeys in four specific situations: approaching a dominant monkey; approaching a subordinate; acknowledging a leader's call to move onto an open plain from a sheltered area; seeing another group of monkeys approaching.
She grunts too, but Jones says it is a breathing-pattern problem which she will correct, but admits the noises on tour generally are here to stay.
By then, even a frisky grunt could not excite the remaining cobia, so Scott Stanczyk headed out in search of new challenges, which included barracuda on fly for Wulff and Muller and a sailfish doubleheader on spinning tackle.
For the purpose of this article, let's focus on a buck's three main communicators: the grunt, the roar and the snort-wheeze.
Many times I have to use a combination of bleat, grunt, roar and wheeze to get a buck to come," said Primos, who often engages in "blind" calling to attract deer that may be nearby even though he cannot see them.
I gave him one grunt, and within seconds he was right under me for a shot.
RUNNERS from New Marske Harriers enjoyed a great night on the fells at the Guisborough Grunt.
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The gray snapper, sea bass and Key West grunt are not as glamorous as the more famous red snapper and gag grouper, but when they are cooked and served with hushpuppies and coleslaw, no one complains.
Federer's usually ice-cool and polished demeanour cracked after he crashed to a seventh consecutive Grand Slam defeat to his rival and in straight sets in Melbourne and he complained to the umpire mid-match about Nadal's ball-striking grunt and that the Spaniard repeatedly goes unpunished for time violations.
The Grunt is your plain-looking, nearly indestructible, screw-on can, and it is impressive.