"grumbled" in the verb sense
1. grouch, grumble, scold
show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
"He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"
"We grumbled about the increased work load"
2. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl
make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
"she grumbles when she feels overworked"
3. grumble, growl, rumble
to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
"he grumbled a rude response"
"Stones grumbled down the cliff"
4. rumble, grumble
make a low noise
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