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grudger


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grudge  \Grudge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grudger};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grudging}.]  [OE.  grutchen  gruchen  grochen,  to  murmur, 
  grumble,  OF  grochier  grouchier  grocier,  groucier  cf 
  Icel.  krytja  to  murmur,  krutr  a  murmur,  or  E.  grunt.] 
  1.  To  look  upon  with  desire  to  possess  or  to  appropriate;  to 
  envy  one  the  possession  of  to  begrudge;  to  covet;  to 
  give  with  reluctance;  to  desire  to  get  back  again  -- 
  followed  by  the  direct  object  only,  or  by  both  the  direct 
  and  indirect  objects. 
 
  Tis  not  in  thee  To  grudge  my  pleasures,  to  cut  off 
  my  train.  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  often  heard  the  Presbyterians  say  they  did 
  not  grudge  us  our  employments.  --Swift. 
 
  They  have  grudged  us  contribution.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  hold  or  harbor  with  malicioua  disposition  or  purpose; 
  to  cherish  enviously.  [Obs.] 
 
  Perish  they  That  grudge  one  thought  against  your 
  majesty  !  --Shak.