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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