gruñir

gruñir(
groo
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nyeer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to make an unfriendly sound)
a. to growl
Escuchamos a un oso pardo gruñir en el bosque.We heard a brown bear growling in the forest.
b. to snarl (dog)
Mi perro le gruñó al desconocido que se me acercó.My dog snarled at the stranger who approached me.
c. to grunt (pig)
Los cerdos de la granja no dejaban de gruñir.The pigs at the farm wouldn't stop grunting.
2. (to complain)
a. to grumble
La vecina se la pasa gruñendo de todo.The neighbor is always grumbling about everything.
b. to grouse
Martha no deja de gruñir y protestar.Martha won't stop grousing and protesting.
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gruñir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (perro)
a. to growl
2. (cerdo)
a. to grunt
3. (persona)
a. to grumble
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gruñir
intransitive verb
1 [+animal] to grunt; growl
2 [+persona] to grouse (familiar); grumble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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