- a feeling of ill will or resentment: to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
- done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge: The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
— verb (used with object), grudged, grudg·ing.
- to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly: The other team grudged us every point we scored.
- to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
— verb (used without object), grudged, grudg·ing.
- Obsolete . to feel dissatisfaction or ill will