grudge grudge  /ˈɡrədʒ/


  1. (n) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
  2. (v) bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
  3. (v) accept or admit unwillingly



  1. Libya's outspoken leader is holding more than a grudge against the Swiss.
  2. Marcel Ermacora, 51, knows how to nurse a grudge.
  3. A longer history of the grudge match: The ancient Greeks invented games as a way of allowing men to fight one another without all that messy killing.


  1. Get over it, Mr. Mayor

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's grudge match against City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is absurd.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Can Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Become MMA's greatest Rivalry?

    Few fans can resist the lure of watching skilled heavyweights do battle in the Octagon. Perhaps that's why the trilogy between UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and the company's former champ, Junior dos Santos, could represent the most hyped grudge match in promotional history — particularly if the bout takes place in a stadium in Mexico. Roughly 13.5 months after ending up on the wrong end ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' rewind: Teresa Giudice on Kim D. hypocrisy

    Giudice claims the Gorgas have forgiven Kim D., but still hold a grudge against her
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger


  1. "He was a little bit of a hothead in 2000. He held a grudge and I think the passage of time has caused him to sort of say, 'You know what? Life is short and I'm going to be focused on doing what I think is right and not hold grudges or be angry...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Karl Rove Source: FOXNews

  2. But Roenick said: "The coach just doesn't like him for some ungodly reason. I think he's got a grudge against American players, but he does not like Cheli at all. If you'd know some of the things that Babcock says to Chris Chelios, it would make...
    on May 21, 2009 By: Jeremy Roenick Source: USA Today

  3. "That was kind of an insult to me," Jarrett said late Saturday night. "They didn't feel I was smart enough to go to their school. I've always had a little grudge against them."
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Dwayne Jarrett Source: Pasadena Star-News

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