grieve meaning, grieve definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( grieves    3rd person present)   ( grieving    present participle)   ( grieved    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you grieveover something, especially someone's death, you feel very sad about it.  
He's grieving over his dead wife and son...      V prep  
I didn't have any time to grieve...      V  
Margery's grieving family battled to come to terms with their loss.      V-ing  
2       verb   If you are grievedby something, it makes you unhappy or upset.  
He was deeply grieved by the sufferings of the common people...      be V-ed by/at n  
I was grieved to hear of the suicide of James...      be V-ed to-inf  
It grieved me to see the poor man in such distress.      it V n to-inf, Also V n  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    ache, bemoan, bewail, complain, deplore, lament, mourn, regret, rue, sorrow, suffer, wail, weep  
2    afflict, agonize, break the heart of, crush, distress, hurt, injure, make one's heart bleed, pain, sadden, wound  
   cheer, comfort, console, ease, gladden, please, rejoice, solace  

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grievance, grief, grievous, grime

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