grutch
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English grucchen Date: 14th century obsolete begrudge

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  • Grutch — Grutch, v. See {Grudge}. [Obs.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grutch — c.1200, grucchen, to murmur, complain, from O.Fr. grouchier to murmur, to grumble, of unknown origin, probably ultimately imitative. Meaning to begrudge is c.1400. Cf. gruccild (early 13c.) woman who complains, from grutch + suffix of unknown… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grutch — be·grutch; grutch; …   English syllables

  • grutch — /gruch/, n., v.t., v.i. Brit. Dial. grudge. [1175 1225; ME. See GRUDGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • grutch — I. ˈgrəch, u̇ verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Middle English grucchen, grutchen more at grudge now chiefly dialect : murmur, complain II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch — (n.) ill tempered person, 1896, earlier state of irritable glumness (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching complaint, grumbling (see GRUTCH (Cf. grutch)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grudge — (v.) mid 15c., to murmur, complain, variant of GRUTCH (Cf. grutch). Meaning to begrudge is c.1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly. The noun is mid 15c., from the verb …   Etymology dictionary

  • grouch — noun Etymology: probably alteration of grutch grudge; from Middle English grucche, grugge, from grucchen more at grudge Date: circa 1895 1. a. a fit of bad temper b. grudge, complaint 2. a habitually irritable or complaining person ; grumbler •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grouch — /growch/, v.i. 1. to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, esp. in an irritable way. n. 2. a sulky, complaining, or morose person. 3. a sulky, irritable, or morose mood. [1890 95, Amer.; var. of obs. grutch < OF groucher to grumble. See… …   Universalium

  • List of Redwall characters — There are many characters that have appeared in the Redwall series, including the books and television series written by Nick Danby. Contents 1 Characters in Redwall 1.1 Asmodeus Poisonteeth 1.2 Basil Stag Hare 1.3 …   Wikipedia

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