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budge

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noun \ˈbəj\

Definition of budge

  1. :  a fur formerly prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool outward



Origin of budge

Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with budge


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budge

verb

Simple Definition of budge

  • : to move slightly

  • : to change your opinion or decision

Full Definition of budge

budgedbudg·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  move, shift <the mule wouldn't budge>

  3. 2 :  to give way :  yield <wouldn't budge on the issue>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to move or change

Examples of budge

  1. Their horses refused to budge.

  2. The door was stuck, and we couldn't even get it to budge.

  3. Could you try opening this jar for me? I can't budge the lid.

  4. We tried to change her mind, but we couldn't budge her.



Origin of budge

Anglo-French bouger, from Vulgar Latin *bullicare, from Latin bullire to boil — more at boil


First Known Use: 1578


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budge

adjective

Definition of budge

archaic

  1. :  pompous, solemn



Origin of budge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1599




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