WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
grudge /grʌdʒ/USA pronunciation  n., v.,  grudged, grudg•ing.

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

v. [+ object + object]
  1. to give or permit with reluctance:They grudged us every day we were away.
  2. 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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