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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 grum·ble /ˈgrʌmbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grum·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled p. pr. & vb. n. Grumbling ]
 1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
 L'Avare, not using half his store,
 Still grumbles that he has no more.   --Prior.
 2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
 3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grum·ble, v. t. To express or utter with grumbling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grum·ble, n.
 1. The noise of one that grumbles.
 2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
    A bad case of grumble.   --Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling
           of thunder" [syn: rumble, rumbling, grumbling]
      2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumbling,
          murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering]
      v 1: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded
           about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled
           about the increased work load" [syn: grouch, scold]
      2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
         grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,
          croak, gnarl]
      3: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a
         rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: growl,
      4: make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: rumble]