- An example of begrudge is to resent that your friend won an award.
- An example of begrudge is to reluctantly spend money on something.
- to feel ill will or resentment at the possession or employment of (something) by another: to begrudge another's fortune
- to give with ill will or reluctance: he begrudges them every cent
- to regard with displeasure or disapproval
transitive verbbe·grudged, be·grudg·ing, be·grudg·es
- To envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something): She begrudged him his youth.
- To give or expend with reluctance: begrudged every penny spent.
(third-person singular simple present begrudges, present participle begrudging, simple past and past participle begrudged)
From Middle English bigrucchen (“to grumble at”), equivalent to be- (“at, about, over”) + grudge.