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

In other words, a 30-year loss of 50% causes the stock market’s very long-term annualized return to barely budge. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "What Does the Trend Line Say About Stocks? Not Much.," 9 Dec. 2018 Amazingly, La' Pearl has figured out a way to prevent almost all of Cardi B's makeup from budging throughout a major event. Marci Robin, Allure, "Cardi B's Makeup Artist Shares All the Details of Her 2018 Met Gala Look," 7 May 2018 In one such heat, a Chihuahua named Bella finished in second, while Tina barely budged and instead sniffed the turf and looked around at the cheering crowd of hundreds. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Morning rains can't stop the Running of the Chihuahuas," 6 May 2018 House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Clarksville Republican, pledged in March 2017 to take a serious look at the issue, but it's barely budged since. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Payday loan reform bill stalls (again) amid Rosenberger FBI inquiry," 11 Apr. 2018 Swipe on Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint, guaranteed (and editor-tested) to last up to 12 hours and between bites without budging. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 9 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time for Christmas and Beyond," 25 Dec. 2018 Street, who was prepared to call for legislative hearings, didn’t budge. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "Say goodbye to the rule requiring Pa. athletes to get waivers to wear hijabs | Helen Ubiñas," 29 May 2018 Union officials have said officers like the current schedule and aren’t budging on it. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "As many as 42 percent of Baltimore police officers on patrol last month were working overtime," 7 June 2018 Osorio, who replaced fan favorite Miguel Herrera in 2015, isn’t budging. Carlos Rodriguez, chicagotribune.com, "World Cup Countdown: Mexico's quest for elusive quarterfinals continues in Russia," 3 June 2018

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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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The first known use of budge was in the 14th century

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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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