Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- To grudge about or over; be envious or covetous.
- To be reluctant
- To give reluctantly.
2011 September 13, Sam Lyon, “Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Arsenal”, in BBC:
- A defeat would have been harsh on the Gunners, especially after an improved rearguard action in the second half, but few could begrudge the German side a point from a match they dominated for long spells.
be envious or covetous