Grudge



[gruhj] /grʌdʒ/

noun
1.
a feeling of ill will or resentment:
to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
adjective
2.
done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge:
The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
verb (used with object), grudged, grudging.
3.
to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly:
The other team grudged us every point we scored.
4.
to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
verb (used without object), grudged, grudging.
5.
Obsolete. to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.
/ɡrʌdʒ/
noun
1.
a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
2.
(modifier) planned or carried out in order to settle a grudge: a grudge fight
verb
3.
(transitive) to give or allow unwillingly
4.
to feel resentful or envious about (someone else’s success, possessions, etc)
v.

mid-15c., “to murmur, complain,” variant of grutch. Meaning “to begrudge” is c.1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly. The noun is mid-15c., from the verb.
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