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grudge

noun [C] uk   /ɡrʌdʒ/ us  
a strong feeling of anger and dislike for a person who you feel has treated you badly, which often lasts for a long time: I don't bear any grudge against you. Philippa still has/holds a grudge against me for refusing to lend her that money.

grudge

verb [T] uk   /ɡrʌdʒ/ us  
to not want to spend time or money on someone or something, or to not want to give something to someone: She grudged every hour she spent helping him. to think that someone does not deserve something good that they have: [+ two objects] I don't grudge you your holiday, it's just that you've chosen a bad time to go.
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