Begrudge meaning

bĭ-grŭj
To begrudge is defined as wishing someone did not have something or that you do something that you don't want to do.

An example of begrudge is to resent that your friend won an award.

An example of begrudge is to reluctantly spend money on something.

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To feel ill will or resentment at the possession or employment of (something) by another.

To begrudge another's fortune.

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To envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something).

She begrudged him his youth.

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To give or expend with reluctance.

Begrudged every penny spent.

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To give with ill will or reluctance.

He begrudges them every cent.

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To regard with displeasure or disapproval.
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To grudge about or over; be envious or covetous.
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To give reluctantly.
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Origin of begrudge

  • From Middle English bigrucchen (“to grumble at”), equivalent to be- (“at, about, over”) +‎ grudge.

    From Wiktionary