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Definition of "grudge" []

  • To be reluctant to give or admit: even grudged the tuition money. (verb-transitive)
  • To resent for having; begrudge: grudged him his good ways with the children. (verb-transitive)
  • A deep-seated feeling of resentment or rancor: bears a grudge about the accident. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grudge" in a sentence
  • "Carrying sports grudges too far, even if the grudge is against a Democrat (via Power Line)."
  • "On his return from Korea Absalom moved in below with Grace, perhaps because his long-term grudge against his older son-in-law had broken out that summer in a public spat."
  • "After all, these are the Ravens, who love nothing more than to win grudge matches."