- 1to do or give something unwillingly synonym begrudge grudge doing something I grudge having to pay so much tax. grudge something He grudges the time he spends travelling to work.
- 2grudge somebody something to think that somebody does not deserve to have something synonym begrudge You surely don't grudge her her success? Word Origin late Middle English: variant of obsolete grutch ‘complain, murmur, grumble’, from Old French grouchier, of unknown origin. Compare with grouch.Extra examples I do not grudge you your victory. I grudge hav ing to pay so much tax. She was well aware that Russell grudged her every penny.
BrE BrE//ɡrʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grudge
BrE BrE//ɡrʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌdʒ//he / she / it grudges
BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌdʒɪz//past simple grudged
BrE BrE//ɡrʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌdʒd//past participle grudged
BrE BrE//ɡrʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌdʒd//-ing form grudging
BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ//