budge


budge

verb

Definition of BUDGE

1
to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <despite hours of intense pressure, she refused to budge from her position>
Related Words acquiesce; defer
Antonyms resist
2
to change one's position <he finally budged from his beach blanket when the tide started swirling up around him>
Synonyms budge, locomote, shift, stir
Antonyms freeze, still
3
to change the place or position of <the bureau was so heavy that two people couldn't budge it>
Near Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up budge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).