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GRUDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grudge mean? 

GRUDGE (noun)
  The noun GRUDGE has 1 sense:

1. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

  Familiarity information: GRUDGE used as a noun is very rare.


GRUDGE (verb)
  The verb GRUDGE has 2 senses:

1. bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
2. accept or admit unwillingly

  Familiarity information: GRUDGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRUDGE (noun)


Sense 1grudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

grievance; grudge; score

Context examples:

holding a grudge / settling a score

Hypernyms ("grudge" is a kind of...):

bitterness; gall; rancor; rancour; resentment (a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will)


GRUDGE (verb)


Sense 1grudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

grudge; stew

Hypernyms (to "grudge" is one way to...):

resent (feel bitter or indignant about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2grudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept or admit unwillingly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

"Grudge" entails doing...:

resent (feel bitter or indignant about)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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