Grudge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grudger p. pr. & vb. n. Grudging.]
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 malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously. [Obs.]
That grudge one thought against your majesty ! --Shak.
adj 1: of especially an attitude; "gave grudging consent";
"grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory"
2: reluctant to give or share; "grudging in her praise"
3: petty in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip" [syn: niggardly,