give (one) grief

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give (one) grief

To criticize or tease someone. Once my brother hears that I hit a parked car, he'll give me grief about it for years to come. I'm pretty sure that Kevin likes Katie, so I keep giving him grief about it.
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She was expressing a near-universal human wish: To bring home the remains, observe the rituals of mourning, give grief a shape and a focus.
You were there to give grief and intimidate the Everton fans, weren't you?
In an ideal world that wouldn't happen, but people are always going to give grief to those from different backgrounds.