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
No one will begrudge the laundry basket in the corner if the coffee cake has enough crumble on top.
But don’t begrudge me my love for pizzas of every stripe.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - So LeBron James doesn't begrudge the Warriors for building a powerhouse team by adding Kevin Durant?
Florida State's roster flooded out of the dugout and onto the infield Monday night as Butch Thompson, disappointed in the abrupt ending to his team's season, watched on with a level of almost begrudging admiration.
Her affection for art—not normally something even her detractors would likely begrudge her—may have worked against her family this week.
Jason Rogers, an optometrist at Carr’s office, said he and his partners are focused on patients’ overall eye health needs and don’t begrudge them the opportunity to shop elsewhere for their glasses.
Few would begrudge him a chance to take it easy after more than 22,000 solo royal engagements since Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952.
The president has a history of praising, and even seeming to admire, the strongmen dictators who more typically earn international condemnation that begrudging respect.
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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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