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 for grumble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Grumbling.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen,
     grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm,
     murmur, grumble, surly. [root]35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]
     1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured
        complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
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              L'Avare, not using half his store,
              Still grumbles that he has no more.   --Prior.
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     2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling
        over his prey.
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     3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to
        mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. t.
     To express or utter with grumbling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grumble \Grum"ble\, n.
     1. The noise of one that grumbles.
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     2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
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              A bad case of grumble.                --Mrs. H. H.
                                                    Jackson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grumble
      n 1: a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling
           of thunder" [syn: rumble, rumbling, grumble,
           grumbling]
      2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn:
         grumble, 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, grumble,
           scold]
      2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
         grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,
         grumble, croak, gnarl]
      3: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a
         rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn:
         grumble, growl, rumble]
      4: make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: rumble,
         grumble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "grumble":
     air a grievance, beef, belch, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, boom,
     booming, brawl, bray, burr, buzz, cackle, cannonade, caw, chirr,
     clamor, clang, clangor, clank, clash, complain, crab, craunch,
     croak, crump, crunch, echo, fret, fret and fume, fuss, gnarl,
     grind, gripe, groan, grouch, grouse, growl, growling, grumbling,
     grunt, hiss, holler, howl, jangle, jar, kick, lodge a complaint,
     moan, murmur, mutter, peal, raise a howl, rasp, reboation, rebound,
     reecho, register a complaint, resound, resounding, reverberation,
     roar, roll, rumble, rumbling, scold, scranch, scrape, scratch,
     scrunch, snap, snarl, snore, spit, squawk, take on, thunder,
     thundering, twang, whine, yap, yelp
  
  

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