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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: grever, from Latin gravare 'to load heavily', from gravis; GRAVE1

grieve

verb
     
grieve
1 [intransitive and transitive] to feel extremely sad, especially because someone you love has died
grieve over/for
He died, and every day since then I have grieved for him.
People need time to grieve after the death of a loved one.
She grieved the loss of her only son.
2 [transitive] if something grieves you, it makes you feel very unhappy [= upset]:
My aunt, it grieves me to say, gets things confused.

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