grumble

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grumble about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble at (someone)

To complain or gripe to someone about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling at me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling at anyone who will listen about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble in the gizzard

To be annoyed or unhappy. Primarily heard in US. The outcome of that race left me grumbling in the gizzard—I thought for sure I had bet on the right horse!
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grumble about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you grumbling about now? The students were grumbling about the teacher.
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grumble at someone

to complain to someone. Go grumble at someone else. I'm tired of listening. Stop grumbling at me!
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Grumbly. I'd rather forgotten, it has been so long.
As evidenced by Stavins and Grumbly's view of industries that fail to incorporate the "right amount" of recycled materials in their production process, the purpose of MBE is to thwart free decision making and the results to which it gives rise.
Grumbly, DOE assistant secretary for environmental management, primarily responsible for the decision, "listened to recommendations.
Denied the fuller access they desired, the media people were in a grumbly mood when Pierre Salinger, on the President's orders, asked them to heed voluntarily a twelve-point set of guidelines that put a variety of mostly military matters off-limits for the duration of the crisis.
For instance, old-school environmentalists hailing from the World Resources Institute and the Sierra Club are in charge of the environmental cluster--though Thomas Grumbly, a co-author of the Mandate section on the environment, is deputy director of the unit.
Asked if he expected Hartley to start the Six Nations, Boyd said: "I would have thought so, but those grumbly knees can keep grumbling." England's second most-capped player of all time will need to rely on credit if he is to win his 98th cap against the Irish on February 2.
The four-cylinder engine is a shade grumbly at tickover, but smoothes out in mid-range before becoming more vocal again towards the limit.
Under Louis van Gaal and David Moyes an air of grumbly quiet has been more frequently the order of things; the place has been more often redolent of a library than a bear pit."
A degree of firmness on some grumbly Spanish roads suggests that sticking with the standard Portfolio and R-Sport 18in wheels would be a wise move for UK users, but there's little to criticise about the directness of the beautifully connected steering.
Pensioners in a grumbly queue, Waiting for the bus.
There was a particular arm exercise which left some muscles in my core very grumbly (how does that work?!) and I was feeling the effects for days afterwards.
No Hero To Me is made from the same grumbly guitar stuff, McNabb's melodic vocal questioning the politics of liberation.
At 31, he's the oldest of the group and has ambitions that stretch far beyond playing Grumbly for the delight of children.
There's been a grumbly undercurrent lately that the Internet is ruining everything.