From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrievegrieve /ɡriːv/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]SAD/UNHAPPY to feel extremely sad, especially because someone you love has diedgrieve 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]SAD/UNHAPPY if something grieves you, it makes you feel very unhappy syn upset 🔊 My aunt, it grieves me to say, gets things confused.→ See Verb table
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grieve• Yet they are not supposed to grieve.• It is a terribletragedy for this small community. Everyone here is grieving.• Once again I was slow to grieve.• It's healthy to take time to grieve after the death of a loved one.• To unburden themselves of arranging and directing these tasks, grieving families turn to funeraldirectors.• Millet continued to grieve for his wife for many years after her death.• He and I still grieve for Langford, but our search for him has changed.• If the women of the tyrant nations do not grieve for the crimes of those nations, who will?• Or you may be grieving for your partner or client.• She thought and worked and grieved only for a day at a time.• People must be allowed to grieve the loss of a relative for as long as they need to.grieve over/for• I could hardly say I was up here grieving over a junior at Radcliffe.• Well, they grieve; we grieve for a while and then get on with our lives.• I felt like I would never stop grieving over my deadbrother.• If the women of the tyrant nations do not grieve for the crimes of those nations, who will?• He grieved for what was lost and what had never come to be.• Or you may be grieving for your partner or client.it grieves• Parents love each child, and it grieves them to witness the hitting, hurting and hateful things said to each other.