WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
grudge /grʌdʒ/USA pronunciation n., v., grudged, grudg•ing.

n. [countable]
  • a feeling of ill will or resentment because of some real or imagined wrong:can really hold a grudge.

  • v. [+ object + object]
  • 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
    1. a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
    2. (modifier) planned or carried out in order to settle a grudge: a grudge fight
    vb
    1. (transitive) to give or allow unwillingly
    2. to feel resentful or envious about (someone else's success, possessions, etc)
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French grouchier to grumble, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grunnizōn to grunt

    ˈgrudging adj ˈgrudgingly adv



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