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grunt

1. slang One who 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. slang A common soldier, typically of the infantry. Come on, grunts, get in formation!
3. slang A wrestler. I never expected my son to grow up to be some grunt in a wrestling ring.
4. slang A diligent, industrious student. I'm confident she'll get an A in this class—she's one of the grunts.
5. slang A burp. My goodness, Tommy, that was a loud grunt!

grunt work

Work that is menial and often tedious. Get one of those interns to do this grunt work—that's what they're here for!
See also: grunt, work

grunt out

To say something in a labored or brusque manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grunt" and "out." Luckily, the patient managed to grunt out her symptoms before collapsing. The boss grunted her coffee order out, and I sent my intern to fetch it.
See also: grunt, out

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
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A grunt call kept in the off-side corner of your mouth, so as not to interfere with shoving your cheek fully into the gun stock, can serve largely the same purpose.
If the buck is in the right mood, you will barely have time to set down your antlers or put your grunt tube in your pocket before opportunity is knocking.
Then the crew leader complained, "Boy, sure is hot and sticky out here!" At this point, the ruler returned to the cooled confines and gingerly drove to retrieve another wagon for the grunts.
As a screw-on can, the Grunt is threaded for the standard 1/2"-28 pitch of your .223/5.56 rifle, and I found it didn't need a lock washer, as it stayed tight once I used an actual wrench and not just my bare hands.
In the West coast of United Arab Emirates, striped piggy grunt Pomadasys stridens had a sex ratio of 1:2.5 (male to female) (Al-Ghais, 1995).
Of the two sounds produced by males during courtship, the tending grunt is most familiar to hunters.
Seriously, though, Grunt translates as Earth or soil, and Phobos is the name of one of Mars' moons - the Russian probe's destination.
By the time Grunt is likely to have realised that Hong was up the duff, fallout from the hacking affair was full-blown.
When they warm up not a grunt is heard: when the match starts off they go.
TENNIS stars who GRUNT on court have an unfair advantage.
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"The next time you watch Maria Sharapova, the grunting is consistent but when she has set-up to hit a winner the grunting gets louder and that's distracting because you're hearing a loud grunt before you see the shot," she said.
Unless you had catarrh, the grunt was unknown, apart from one lad who suffered from asthma and that was more wheeze than grunt in any case - and only when there was a lot of pollen about.
Philip seems to be nothing more than a grunt doing grunt work.