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Definition of begrudge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they begrudge
    he / she / it begrudges
    past simple begrudged
    -ing form begrudging
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  1. 1(often used in negative sentences)
  2. 2to feel unhappy that someone has something because you do not think that they deserve it begrudge somebody something You surely don't begrudge him his happiness. begrudge somebody doing something I don't begrudge her being so successful.
  3. 3to feel unhappy about having to do, pay, or give something begrudge something I begrudge every second I spent trying to help him. begrudge doing something They begrudge paying so much money for a second-rate service.
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