verb be·grudge \bi-ˈgrəj, bē-\
: to think that someone does not deserve something : to regard (something) as not being earned or deserved
: to give or allow (something) in a reluctant or unwilling way
: to give or concede reluctantly or with displeasure <begrudge money> <begrudged the weeks spent away from home>
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Examples of BEGRUDGE
- She's worked hard to get where she is. You shouldn't begrudge her the success she's earned.
- After what he's been through, it's hard to begrudge him the money he has.
- You shouldn't begrudge her success.
- Many commuters begrudge every minute spent in traffic.
First Known Use of BEGRUDGE
: to give or allow reluctantly <He begrudged the time spent away from home.>
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