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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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Which was just as well, as I had Grunter alongside me.
The underpantspulling grunter, 1-100 to beat his opening opponent Jarkko Nieminen today, is a massive 10-11 with BetVictor to retain his Monaco title.
1 Serena Williams raced into the second round yesterday after silencing the loudest grunter in the women's game.
Earlier in the day Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito, easily the highest pitched grunter at the Liverpool International, upset Tamaryn Hendler 6-4 6-2 to cause a collective scratching of heads among the tournament organisers.
I wanted Grunter to do French or Spanish - since there's a lot of it about.
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always regarded Bigaroon's Irish Cesarewitch treble as his greatest racing achievement, because when the horse went to the sales the vets turned him down as a whistler and a grunter.
Will Primos and the boys make all kinds of grunt calls, but one that caught my eye is the Big Buck Grunter.
Early Spanish settlers called the fish grunion, which means grunter.
4 Knight & Hale offers four new mouth calls for: deer hunters this year, the Death Chamber variable-pitch call that does it all; the EZ Grunter Xtreme inhale/exhale with tune-perfect mylar construction; the EZ Doe Bleat Plus with a "threadlock" barrel design; and the Single Reed Fawn Bleat with a metal reed.
The singer, who dates Grunter, guitarist with Glasgow punk band The Alpacinos, laughed: "The name just came into my head.
With only ah hour to hunt, I started grunting and rattling immediately, producing five soft grunts on: my Knight and Hale EZ Grunter Plus.
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