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GRUM'BLE, verb intransitive [Heb. to roar, murmur, thunder.]

1. To murmur with discontent; to utter a low voice by way of complaint.

L'Avare, not using half his store,

Still grumbles that he has no more.

2. To growl; to snarl; as a lion grumbling over his prey.

3. To rumble; to roar; to make a harsh and heavy sound; as grumbling thunder; a grumbling storm. [In this sense, rumble is generally used.]