grunt

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grunt

1. One is servile, often due to lacking power or prestige in a particular setting. Get one of those grunts to do all this filing for you.
2. A foot soldier. Come on, grunts, get in formation!
3. A wrestler. I never expected my son to grow up to be some grunt in a wrestling ring.
4. A diligent, industrious student. I'm confident she'll get an A in this class—she's one of the grunts.
5. A burp. Tommy, it's impolite to grunt so loudly after a meal!

grunt work

Boring, tiresome tasks or activities. Get one of those interns to do this grunt work—that's what they're here for!
See also: grunt, work

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

(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
References in classic literature ?
Bredin paid him his eighteen shillings with a grunt, and Paul walked out of the restaurant a masterless man.
Henry acknowledged receipt of the information with a grunt that slid into a snore as he drifted back into sleep.
In fact, about half the bucks I kill are lured into bow range after hearing a grunt call or a snort-wheeze.
Research leader Scott Sinnett said: "When the video clips did have a grunt, the par-ticipants were not only slower to react but they had lower accuracy levels.
In soccer, for example, the poor soul in a defensive wall who forgets to cover his delicate bits as he stops a particularly hard free-kick might proffer a grunt as his eyes crossed and glazed over during the slow crumple to the turf.
Calls' Grunt-Snort-Wheeze is a grunt call with a removable snort-wheeze call.
But I thought two weeks ago was the absolute final deadline," said a grunt.
A grunt was hooked onto a spinning outfit, cast into the midst of the school and rapidly reeled back to the boat.
While the term sounds derogatory in nature, a grunt is simply one who delivers the goods.
Specifically, one anticipates a positive relationship between the probability of being a grunt and PMINJ and PMINM but a negative or insignificant relationship between the probability of being a grunt and PPGAMEJ and PPGAMEM.
A GRUNT is an irrevocable trust in which the grantor retains the light to receive, at least annually, annuity payments that are a fixed percentage of the trust's assets, as revalued each year.
Bucks in pursuit of a doe or another buck might not, but you can bet a lone, passing buck will stop when he hears a grunt.
A rubber hose extends up to another pin clip on your collar where you can grab the end of the tube in your mouth and inhale to produce a grunt.
Any time during the rut a grunt call may be your most valuable tool.
Five of the last 10 bucks I've shot at came within bow range for only one reason: I used a grunt call.