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begrudge

verb [T] uk   /bɪˈɡrʌdʒ/ us  
to feel unhappy because someone has something that you think they do not deserve: [+ two objects] I don't begrudge him his freedom. to feel unhappy about spending money on something or spending time doing something: They begrudged every day they had to stay with their father. [+ -ing verb] She begrudged paying so much for an ice cream cone.
Translations of “begrudge”
in Spanish envidiar…
in French envier (qqch. à qqn)…
in German mißgönnen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吝惜, 捨不得給,抱怨…
in Russian завидовать, жалеть…
in Turkish haset etmek, çok görmek, gıpta etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吝惜, 舍不得给,抱怨…
in Polish zazdrościć, żałować…
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