- 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.
- 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. 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.
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//