To grudge a person his success.
Bears a grudge about the accident.
An example of a grudge is when you still harbor bad feelings towards a person who insulted you two years ago.
Even grudged the tuition money.
To hold a grudge against someone.
To have a grudge against someone.
To bear a grudge against someone.
Grudged him his good ways with the children.
The miser grudged his dog its food.
Other Word Forms
Origin of grudge
- Middle English gruggen, grucchen to grumble, complain from Old French grouchier
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- A variant of grutch (mid 15th-century, younger than begrudge), from Middle English grucchen (“to murmur, complain, feel envy, begrudge”), from Old French grouchier, groucier (“to murmur, grumble”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Norse krytja (“to murmur”) or Old High German grunzen (“to grunt”).