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grouse

  
  ( grouses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( grousing    present participle)   ( groused    past tense & past participle  )
The form grouse is used as the plural for meaning 1.     
1       n-count   A grouse is a wild bird with a round body. Grouse are often shot for sport and can be eaten.  
oft N n  
The party had been to the grouse moors that morning.     
      Grouse is the flesh of this bird eaten as food., n-uncount  
The menu included roast grouse.     
2       verb   If you grouse, you complain.  
`How come we never know what's going on?' he groused...      V with quote  
When they groused about the parking regulations, they did it with good humor.      V about n, Also V that, V  
3       n-count   A grouse is a complaint.  
There have been grouses about the economy, interest rates and house prices.     
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grouse

  
1   
      vb   beef     (slang)   bellyache     (slang)   bitch     (slang)   bleat, carp, complain, find fault, gripe     (informal)   grouch     (informal)   grumble, kvetch     (U.S. slang)   moan, whine, whinge     (informal)  
2   
      n   beef     (slang)   complaint, grievance, gripe     (informal)   grouch     (informal)   grumble, moan, objection, protest  

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