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  ( 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.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


      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)  
      n   beef     (slang)   complaint, grievance, gripe     (informal)   grouch     (informal)   grumble, moan, objection, protest  

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