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Definition of begrudge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    begrudge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒ//
     
    (often used in negative sentences)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they begrudge
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒ//
     
    he / she / it begrudges
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒɪz//
     
    past simple begrudged
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒd//
     
    past participle begrudged
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒd//
     
    -ing form begrudging
    BrE BrE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to feel unhappy that somebody 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.
  2. 2to 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.
  3. Extra examples I don’t begrudge her being so successful. Many people begrudge paying so much money for a second-rate service. You surely don’t begrudge him his happiness.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: begrudge