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Difference between Bring someone to grief and Give someone grief

bring someone to griefcause a person to experience misfortune, injury or ruin:

  • He was noted for having a quick temper, which often brought him to grief.

give someone grief

1. cause smb. pain or sorrow:

  • This bite really gave me grief , and yet it is still a mildish bite from one of the less serious adder species.

2. criticize a person angrily:

  • Both my wife and my daughter gave me grief about my diet and encouraged me to exercise more.