little, slight, small, soft

He gave a non-committal grunt in reply.

angry, annoyed, frustrated, etc.
give, let out
with a grunt

He lifted the heavy box with a grunt.

grunt of

a grunt of pain

merely, only

He merely grunted at her and nodded his head.


His father grunted at him as he left the room.


She asked him a question and he grunted in reply.

He grunted in pain.


She stirred the soup, grunting with satisfaction.

grunt and groan

Grunting and groaning, they heaved the wardrobe up the stairs.

Grunt is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑pig
Grunt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acknowledgement, ↑reply

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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