budge

noun
\ ˈbəj How to pronounce budge (audio) \

Definition of budge

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

budge

verb
budged; budging

Definition of budge (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : move, shift the mule wouldn't budge
2 : to give way : yield wouldn't budge on the issue

transitive verb

: to cause to move or change

budge

adjective

Definition of budge (Entry 3 of 3)

archaic

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Synonyms & Antonyms for budge

Synonyms: Verb

blink, bow, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Antonyms: Verb

resist

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Examples of budge in a Sentence

Verb

Their horses refused to budge. The door was stuck, and we couldn't even get it to budge. Could you try opening this jar for me? I can't budge the lid. We tried to change her mind, but we couldn't budge her.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Rihanna’s first liquid lipstick goes on slick, then dries to a budge-proof, universally flattering matte finish. Because no Bad Gal worth her name has time for endless applications. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Rihanna’s first liquid lipstick goes on slick, then dries to a budge-proof, universally flattering matte finish. Because no Bad Gal worth her name has time for endless applications. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Rihanna’s first liquid lipstick goes on slick, then dries to a budge-proof, universally flattering matte finish. Because no Bad Gal worth her name has time for endless applications. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Rihanna’s first liquid lipstick goes on slick, then dries to a budge-proof, universally flattering matte finish. Because no Bad Gal worth her name has time for endless applications. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Rihanna’s first liquid lipstick goes on slick, then dries to a budge-proof, universally flattering matte finish. Because no Bad Gal worth her name has time for endless applications. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 How then to keep a hydrated (and not slick) complexion and not let your glitter crystals and pink shadow budge? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Reveals His Top Melt-Proof Beauty Products and Tricks," 21 Apr. 2018 For the steamy makeout sessions, Giesbrecht swears by two budge-proof formulas: Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and E.l.f. Kelsey Castañon, refinery29.com, "Jane The Virgin's Makeup Artist Explains How To Bounce Back After Crying," 27 Mar. 2018 Today Energy Secretary Rick Perry will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the department’s proposed budge. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Wyoming considers grizzly hunt after Trump team took bear off endangered list," 20 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Washington has refused to budge, pledging to maintain sanctions until Pyongyang’s complete denuclearization in accordance with the agreement between President Trump and Mr. Kim in Singapore last year. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korean Leader’s Beijing Visit Underscores China’s Pivotal Role," 8 Jan. 2019 His eyes never budged as his coach tried to make small talk. Brandon Folsom, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-Cass Tech star Jayru Campbell is all business at Ferris State," 21 Apr. 2018 Manager Ned Yost never budged from behind the protect screen Wednesday when the lineup cards were exchanged before the Royals' Cactus League game against the Brewers. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Royals' Ned Yost on why he refuses to exchange lineup cards before a game | The Kansas City Star," 7 Mar. 2018 Census data show that in our rapidly growing state, the size of the white working-class population — that’s demographic shorthand for white adults without a four-year college degree — has barely budged since the start of this decade. Gene Balk / Fyi Guy, The Seattle Times, "Washington state’s white working class shrinks in share of population — a national trend," 16 Oct. 2018 Less than 1 percent of the $35 billion spent each year on health development assistance went to preventing heart disease, and that number has barely budged since 2000. Abigail Higgins, Vox, "Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.," 15 Oct. 2018 The fee hasn’t budged since 2005, resulting in scores of job and program cuts and now threatening fish hatcheries. Maria Panaritis, Philly.com, "In Harrisburg politics, revenge is power. And sometimes policy | Maria Panaritis," 8 Mar. 2018 Benefit from dividend-paying stocks If stock prices don’t budge, investors can still earn money from stocks that pay dividends, Quinlan says. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "401(k) investors' gains in 2018 won't match last year's as stock market stalls," 1 May 2018 In Gaston County, North Carolina, Trump voters outnumbered Clinton backers nearly two-to-one in 2016, but Joy Owens didn’t budge from her opposition. Matt Sedensky, The Seattle Times, "Some Americans cheer Mueller’s report, others feel let down," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of budge

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1578, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Adjective

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for budge

Noun

Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge

Verb

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

Adjective

origin unknown

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budge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of budge

: to move slightly
: to change your opinion or decision

budge

verb
\ ˈbəj How to pronounce budge (audio) \
budged; budging

Kids Definition of budge

1 : to move or cause to move especially slightly
2 : to give in He wouldn't budge in his decision.

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