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Meaning of grudge

grudge

Pronunciation: (gruj), [key]
— n., adj., v., grudged, grudg•ing.
—n.
  1. a feeling of ill will or resentment: to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
—adj.
  1. done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge: The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
—v.t.
  1. to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly: The other team grudged us every point we scored.
  2. to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
—v.i.
  1. to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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