Definition of begrudge
1 : to give or concede reluctantly or with displeasure begrudge money begrudged the weeks spent away from home
2 : to look upon with disapproval or envy begrudge their rivals' success
begrudgerplay \-ˈgrə-jər\ noun
Examples of begrudge in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of begrudge from the Web
Her affection for art—not normally something even her detractors would likely begrudge her—may have worked against her family this week.
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BEGRUDGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of begrudge for English Language Learners
: 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
BEGRUDGE Defined for Kids
Definition of begrudge for Students
: to give or allow reluctantly He begrudged the time spent away from home.
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