WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
grudge /grʌdʒ/USA pronunciation
n., v., grudged, grudg•ing.
v. [~ + object + object]
- a feeling of ill will or resentment because of some real or imagined wrong:can really hold a grudge.
- to give or permit with reluctance:They grudged us every day we were away.
- to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge:I don't grudge her her good fortune.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
grudge /ɡrʌdʒ/ n
- a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
- (modifier) planned or carried out in order to settle a grudge: a grudge fight
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French grouchier to grumble, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grunnizōn to gruntˈgrudging adj ˈgrudgingly adv
- (transitive) to give or allow unwillingly
- to feel resentful or envious about (someone else's success, possessions, etc)
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