begrudge (v.) mid-14c., from BE- (Cf. be-) + M.E. grucchen "to murmur" (see GRUDGE (Cf. grudge)). Related: Begrudged; begrudging; begrudgingly.

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  • begrudge — be|grudge [bıˈgrʌdʒ] v [T usually in negatives] 1.) to feel angry or upset with someone because they have something which you think they do not deserve begrudge sb sth ▪ We shouldn t begrudge her this success. 2.) to feel annoyed or unhappy that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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