grudge

grudge
grudge1 [grʌdʒ] n
1.) a feeling of dislike for someone because you cannot forget that they harmed you in the past
grudge against
Is there anyone who might have had a grudge against her?
Mr Gillis was not normally a man to bear grudges .
I'm not harbouring some secret grudge against you.
It could be the work of someone with a grudge against the company.
You let nasty little personal grudges creep in.
2.) grudge fight/match
a fight or sports competition between two people who dislike each other a lot
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
have/bear/hold a grudge
harbour/nurse a grudge (=try to continue feeling dislike for a long time)
someone/an employee etc with a grudge
personal grudge
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grudge 2
grudge2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: grouchier; GROUCH1]
to do or give something very unwillingly
grudge doing sth
I really grudge paying for poor service.
grudge sb sth
I don't grudge him his success.
>grudging adj [usually before noun]
a grudging apology
He looked at Nick with grudging respect.
>grudgingly adv
He grudgingly admitted he'd been wrong.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Grudge — may refer to:* A deep seated feeling of resentment or rancor. * The Grudge , a 2004 American horror film.:The Grudge 2, 2006 film:The Grudge 3, upcoming 2008 film * , a January, 2003 Japanese horror film.: , an August 2003 film: , upcoming 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • Grudge — Grudge, n. 1. Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel. [1913 Webster] Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob. South. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grudge — Grudge, v. i. 1. To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant. [1913 Webster] Grudge not one against another. James v. 9. [1913 Webster] He eats his meat without grudging. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grudge — vb begrudge, envy, *covet Analogous words: *deny: refuse (see DECLINE) grudge n *malice, ill will, malevolence, spite, despite, malignity, malignancy, spleen Analogous words: animus, antipathy, animosity, rancor (see ENMITY …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • grudge — [n] hard feelings animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, bad blood*, bitterness, bone to pick*, dislike, enmity, grievance, hate, hatred, ill will, injury, injustice, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, peeve, pet peeve*, pique,… …   New thesaurus

  • grudge — [gruj] vt. grudged, grudging [LME gruggen, var. of grucchen < OFr grouchier] 1. to envy and resent (someone) because of that person s possession or enjoyment of (something); begrudge [to grudge a person his success] 2. to give with reluctance… …   English World dictionary

  • grudge — index dissatisfaction, feud, rancor, refuse, resentment, spite, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law 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

  • grudge — ► NOUN ▪ a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury. ► VERB 1) be resentfully unwilling to grant or allow (something). 2) feel resentful that (someone) has achieved (something). DERIVATIVES grudging… …   English terms dictionary

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