Meaning of “grudge” in the English Dictionary

"grudge" in British English

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grudgenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡrʌdʒ/ us /ɡrʌdʒ/

grudgeverb [ T ]

uk /ɡrʌdʒ/ us /ɡrʌdʒ/

also begrudge 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.

also begrudge 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.

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

"grudge" in American English

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grudgenoun [ C ]

us /ɡrʌdʒ/

a strong feeling 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)