verb (used with object), be·grudged, be·grudg·ing.
- to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
- to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children’s education.
- to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
- to envy (someone) the possession of (something)