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English noun: grouch

1. grouch (person) a bad-tempered person

Synonymschurl, crank, crosspatch, grump

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)crab, crabby person, fire-eater, hothead, misanthrope, misanthropist

English verb: grouch

1. grouch (communication) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

SamplesHe scolded about anything that he thought was wrong.
We grumbled about the increased work load.

Synonymsgrumble, scold

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

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