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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Grudge
  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)"Perish they That grudge one thought against your majesty !" [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. grutchen gruchen grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier grouchier grocier groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt

verb Grudge
  1. To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant." Grudge not one against another." [James v. 9. ]"He eats his meat without grudging." [Shak.]
  2. To feel compunction or grief.(Obs)
noun Grudge
  1. Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel."Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob." [South.]"The feeling may not be envy; it may not be imbittered by a grudge." [I. Taylor. ]
  2. Slight symptom of disease.(Obs)"Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling against the grudges of more dreaded calamities." [Milton.]
    synonyms: Pique; aversion; dislike; ill will; hatred; spite. See Pique.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation ("holding a grudge")
  2. Accept or admit unwillingly
  3. Bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

A variant of grutch (mid 15th-century, younger than begrudge), from Middle English grucchen (“to murmur, complain, feel envy, begrudge”), from Old Frenchgrouchier, groucier (“to murmur, grumble”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Norse krytja (“to murmur”) or Old High German grunzen (“to grunt”).

  1. (countable) Deep-seated and/or long-term animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone, especially due to a past bad deed or mistreatment.
    to hold a against someone
    to have a against someone
    to bear a against someone

Fun Facts about the name Grudge

  • How unique is the name Grudge? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Grudge was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Grudge born Jan 25, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.