begrudge

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verb be·grudge \bi-ˈgrəj, bē-\

Definition of begrudge

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give or concede reluctantly or with displeasure <begrudge money> <begrudged the weeks spent away from home>

  3. 2 :  to look upon with disapproval or envy <begrudge their rivals' success>

begrudger

play \-ˈgrə-jər\ noun

begrudgingly

play \-ˈgrə-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of begrudge in a sentence

  1. She's worked hard to get where she is. You shouldn't begrudge her the success she's earned.

  2. After what he's been through, it's hard to begrudge him the money he has.

  3. You shouldn't begrudge her success.

  4. Many commuters begrudge every minute spent in traffic.

Origin and Etymology of begrudge

Middle English begrucchen, from be- be- + grucchen, gruggen “to murmur, 1grudge


First Known Use: 14th century


BEGRUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

begrudge

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verb be·grudge \bi-ˈgrəj, bē-\

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

begrudge

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verb be·grudge \bi-ˈgrəj\

Definition of begrudge for Students

begrudged

begrudging

  1. :  to give or allow reluctantly <He begrudged the time spent away from home.>



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