begrudge

be|grudge [bıˈgrʌdʒ] v [T usually in negatives]
1.) to feel angry or upset with someone because they have something which you think they do not deserve
begrudge sb sth
We shouldn't begrudge her this success.
2.) to feel annoyed or unhappy that you have to pay something, give someone something etc
begrudge sb sth
The farmer's wife never begrudged him a meal at the end of the day.
begrudge doing sth
I begrudge spending so much money on train fares.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • begrudge — begrudge, grudge These two words overlap in meaning, but not completely. To begrudge someone something (such as success or a reward) is to envy them for having it, whereas to grudge something is to resent the giving (by yourself or someone else)… …   Modern English usage

  • begrudge — [bē gruj′, bigruj′] vt. begrudged, begrudging 1. to feel ill will or resentment at the possession or employment of (something) by another [to begrudge another s fortune] 2. to give with ill will or reluctance [he begrudges them every cent] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Begrudge — Be*grudge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begrudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begrudging}.] To grudge; to envy the possession of. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begrudge — index withhold Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • begrudge — (v.) mid 14c., from BE (Cf. be ) + M.E. grucchen to murmur (see GRUDGE (Cf. grudge)). Related: Begrudged; begrudging; begrudgingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • begrudge — *covet, envy, grudge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • begrudge — [v] wish that someone did not have be jealous, be reluctant, be stingy, covet, eat one’s heart out, envy, grudge, pinch, resent, stint; concepts 17,21 …   New thesaurus

  • begrudge — ► VERB 1) feel envious that (someone) possesses or enjoys (something). 2) give reluctantly or resentfully …   English terms dictionary

  • begrudge — verb (T) 1 to feel jealous of someone because they have something which you think they do not deserve: begrudge sb sth: We shouldn t begrudge her this success. 2 to feel annoyed or unhappy that you have to pay something, give someone something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • begrudge — UK [bɪˈɡrʌdʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms begrudge : present tense I/you/we/they begrudge he/she/it begrudges present participle begrudging past tense begrudged past participle begrudged 1) to feel annoyed because someone has got something… …   English dictionary

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