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

     

    grudge

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2grudge somebody something to think that somebody does not deserve to have something synonym begrudge You surely don't grudge her her success?
  3. 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.
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