bear someone a grudge

bear someone a grudge
bear someone a grudge nurture a feeling of resentment against someone.
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  • bear someone a grudge — I nurture a feeling of resentment against someone II bear (or owe) someone a grudge maintain a feeling of ill will or resentment toward someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear someone a grudge — nurture a feeling of resentment against someone. → bear …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear — Ⅰ. bear [1] ► VERB (past bore; past part. borne) 1) carry. 2) have as a quality or visible mark. 3) support (a weight). 4) (bear oneself) behave in a specified manner: she bore herself w …   English terms dictionary

  • bear — bear1 verb (past bore; past participle borne) 1》 carry or convey.     ↘have as an attribute or visible mark. 2》 support (a weight). 3》 [with negative] manage to tolerate: I can t bear it. 4》 give birth to (a child).     ↘(of a tree or plant)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear — I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] verb [transitive] Word forms bear : present tense I/you/we/they bear he/she/it bears present participle bearing past tense bore UK [bɔː(r)] / US [bɔr] past participle borne UK [bɔː(r)n] / US [bɔrn] *** 1) [usually in… …   English dictionary

  • grudge — grudge1 [grʌdʒ] n 1.) a feeling of dislike for someone because you cannot forget that they harmed you in the past grudge against ▪ Is there anyone who might have had a grudge against her? ▪ Mr Gillis was not normally a man to bear grudges . ▪ I m …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bear — 1 verb past tense bore past participle borne (T) 1 can t bear a) to dislike something or someone so much that they make you very annoyed or impatient: Oh, I can t bear that man he really irritates me! | I just can t bear that kind of selfishness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grudge — 1 noun (C) 1 a feeling of anger or dislike you have for someone because you cannot forget that they harmed you (+ against): He s had a grudge against Bob ever since he was promoted. | bear (sb) a grudge (=continue to have a grudge) 2 grudge… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bear*/ — [beə] (past tense bore [bɔː] ; past participle borne [bɔːn] ) verb [T] I 1) if you cannot bear someone or something, you do not like them at all or cannot accept them Most of her friends can t bear her husband.[/ex] She couldn t bear the thought… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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