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grudge

  
  ( grudges    plural  ) If you have or bear a grudgeagainst someone, you have unfriendly feelings towards them because of something they did in the past.      n-count   oft N against n  
He appears to have a grudge against certain players..., There is no doubt it was an accident and I bear no grudges.     


grudge match        ( grudge matches    plural  ) You can call a contest between two people or groups a grudge match when they dislike each other.      n-count  
This is something of a grudge match against a long-term enemy.     
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grudge

  
1   
      n   animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, bitterness, chip on one's shoulder     (informal)   dislike, enmity, grievance, hard feelings, hate, ill will, malevolence, malice, pique, rancour, resentment, spite, venom  
2   
      vb   begrudge, be reluctant, complain, covet, envy, hold back, mind, resent, stint  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   appreciation, goodwill, liking, thankfulness  
      vb   be glad for, celebrate, welcome  

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