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"grudge" in British English

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grudgenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡrʌdʒ/
a ​strongfeeling of ​anger and ​dislike for a ​person who you ​feel has ​treated you ​badly, ​especially one that ​lasts for a ​longtime: I don't bear any grudge against you. Amanda still has/​holds a grudge against me for ​refusing to ​lend her that ​money.

grudgeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡrʌdʒ/
(also begrudge) to not ​want to ​spendtime or ​money on someone or something, or to not ​want to give something to someone: She grudged every ​hour she ​spenthelping him. (also begrudge) to ​think that someone does not ​deserve something good that they have: [+ two objects] I don't grudge you ​yourholiday, it's just that you've ​chosen a ​badtime to go.
(Definition of grudge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grudgenoun [C]

 us   /ɡrʌdʒ/
a ​strongfeeling of ​anger and ​dislike for a ​person who ​treated you ​badly: He wasn’t one to ​hold a grudge, but he wasn’t going to be ​friendly.
(Definition of grudge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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