begrudge

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈgrʌdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈgrʌdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi gruj)

Inflections of 'begrudge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
begrudges
v 3rd person singular
begrudging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
begrudged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
begrudged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•grudge /bɪˈgrʌdʒ/USA pronunciation   v.,  -grudged, -grudg•ing. 
  1. [+ object + object] to envy or resent the good fortune of (someone else): begrudged her friend the scholarship.
  2. [+ object] to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: did not begrudge the money she spent on education.
be•grudg•ing•ly, adv.: He acted begrudgingly to those who had been promoted past him.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•grudge  (bi gruj),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -grudged, -grudg•ing. 
  1. to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone):She begrudged her friend the award.
  2. to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow:She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.
be•grudging•ly, adv. 
  • Middle English bigrucchen. See be-, grudge 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  envy. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
begrudge /bɪˈɡrʌdʒ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
  2. to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

beˈgrudgingly adv
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