Definition of grudge in English:
- They intend to interview friends, former colleagues, ex-girlfriends, even former classmates - anyone who may have held a grudge against him.
- He held a grudge against me, and so he made up lies to slander me.
- I tend to hold personal, self-deprecating grudges for a bit.
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- When money ran out, they were the only ones working on their land not grudging their son's indulgence in the newfound joys of matrimony.
- After 83 minutes they had finally given an inch, grudging it to Ireland with all their hearts.
- The only dissenting voice was Henry's son William, who grudged the loss to the estate of a prime field.
- Ah well, I don't grudge her that moment of bitter victory.
- Not that I'd really have grudged him a snack, you understand, but I'm rather fond of the little baby frogs and heaven knows they have enough trouble making it into adulthood as it is.
- But while he peppered his press conferences with the odd spell of self-flagellation, claiming he was being selfish, few will grudge him his opportunity.
grouch from (late 19th century):
The words grouch and grudge (Late Middle English) are variants of obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier ‘to grumble, murmur’, of unknown origin. Early 19th-century grouse may be related.
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