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grieve / grēv/ • v. [intr.] suffer grief: she grieved for her father. ∎  [tr.] feel grief for or because of: she did not have the opportunity to grieve her mother's death. ∎  [tr.] cause great distress to (someone): what grieves you, my son?| [tr.] it grieves me to think of you in that house alone. DERIVATIVES: griev·er n.

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