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verb grieve pronunciation in American English /ɡriv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegrieving
past tensegrieved
past participlegrieved
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to feel extremely sad because someone has died

    I never had time to grieve properly.

    He’s still grieving for his wife.

    Millions of people are grieving over his death.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to upset someone

    It grieves me to see her like this.



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