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begrudge

[ bih-gruhj ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ /
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verb (used with object), be·grudged, be·grudg·ing.
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.
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Origin of begrudge

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English bigrucchen; see be-, grudge

synonym study for begrudge

1. See envy.

OTHER WORDS FROM begrudge

be·grudg·ing·ly, adverbun·be·grudged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH begrudge

begrudge , resent
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How to use begrudge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for begrudge

begrudge
/ (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ) /

verb (tr)
to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

Derived forms of begrudge

begrudgingly, adverb
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