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griefnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɡriːf/ us   /ɡriːf/
B2 very great sadness, especially at the death of someone: Her grief at her son's death was terrible. Newspapers should not intrude on people's private grief. newspaper pictures of grief-stricken relatives
come to grief
to suddenly fail in what you are doing, often because you have an accident: The Italian champion was in second position when he came to grief on the third lap.
give sb grief informal
to criticize someone angrily
get grief informal
to be criticized angrily: He didn't like my decision, and I still get grief about it from him.

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(Definition of grief from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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griefnoun [U]

us   /ɡrif/
very great sadness, esp. at the death of someone: It took her years to get over her grief at the death of her mother. fig. I had no idea that forgetting my driver’s license would cause me so much grief (= trouble).
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