Grudger
Grudge Grudge (gr[u^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grudger}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grudging}.] [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.] 1. To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; -- followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects. [1913 Webster]

Tis not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

They have grudged us contribution. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Perish they That grudge one thought against your majesty ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Grudge — (gr[u^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grudger}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grudging}.] [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.] 1. To look upon with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grudging — Grudge Grudge (gr[u^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grudger}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grudging}.] [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grudge — I. transitive verb (grudged; grudging) Etymology: Middle English grucchen, grudgen to grumble, complain, from Anglo French grucer, grucher, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German grogezen to howl Date: 14th century to be unwilling to give …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grudge — grudgeless, adj. grudger, n. /gruj/, n., adj., v., grudged, grudging. n. 1. a feeling of ill will or resentment: to hold a grudge against a former opponent. adj. 2. done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge: The middleweight fight was… …   Universalium

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