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Definition of rue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    rue something (old-fashioned or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rue
    he / she / it rues
    past simple rued
    -ing form rueing
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  1. 1(formal) to feel bad about something that happened or something that you did because it had bad results synonym regret
  2. 2 He rued the day they had bought such a large house.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rue