Definition of grieve
- it grieves me to see him this way
- grieving the death of her son
- grieve a dismissal
- still grieving over their mother's death
It grieves me to see my brother struggling like this.
Her decision to live overseas grieved her mother.
People need time to grieve after the death of a family member.
The children are still grieving the death of their mother.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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