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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: grouchier; GROUCH1

grudge

2 verb
     
grudge2 [transitive]
to do or give something very unwillingly
grudge doing something
I really grudge paying for poor service.
grudge somebody something
I don't grudge him his success.
grudging adjective [usually before noun]
a grudging apology
grudgingly adverb:
He grudgingly admitted he'd been wrong.

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