noun plural grouse
- 1 countable (bird)Example sentences
- Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse?
- Pair up female and male black grouse that have no chemistry - the female isn't interested in the male.
- Business as usual is what has driven the greater sage grouse to its precarious brink.
- 2 uncountable (meat)Example sentences
- Whole roast grouse may still come with game chips and bread sauce but there is game jus rather than over-thickened gravy.
- As we near the beginning of the autumn game season, consider brambles as accompaniments in sauces; with their tart sweetness, they complement perfectly the richness of game such as venison, grouse or pigeon.
- Between you and me, I had too much grouse and red wine last night and mackerel is very good for lowering cholesterol.
noun plural grouses
- (complaint) [colloquial] to have a grouse about somebody/something (esp (British English) )quejarse de alguien/algoExample sentences
- He had even described his short public life as a ‘long litany of failures ‘and ‘heartfelt personal grouses.’
- Since then we have had grouses about red-tape, taxation, education, high interest rates, bad weather, directors’ pay, students' fees and much more besides.
- I dislike hanging around people with lots of grouses.
- [colloquial]gruñir [colloquial]refunfuñar [colloquial]to grouse
aboutsomebody/somethingquejarse dealguien/algoExample sentences
- I expected to drag you, moaning, groaning and grousing, out of your warm bed.
- There's been quite a lot of grumbling and grousing in corporate America.
- For nearly as long as there has been an entrepreneurial space industry, there has been griping and grousing about regulatory issues, as well as lobbying for legislation to resolve those flaws.
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