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ID #4652

grudge

[Car.; "to be jealous of (someone). (The thing about which one is envious is not expressed as direct object)" DJE; cf. OED grudge to envy (a person) obs. → 1661; also Brit. dial. Scots CSD, Ira (Todd p.c.)] v.t, to begrudge, to envy: She grudge me 'cause I get better grades than her (Nassau). (Black>

—adj. [cf. OED grutch to complain, related to both grudge and grouch] grouchy, irritable. (Black)

Tags: adjective, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-21 21:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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