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

The slow season hasn’t caused prices to budge: Consumers are paying about the same for live lobsters as at this time last year, when the crustacean catch was more plentiful earlier in the season. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "Maine lobster prices remain steady, despite a slow start to the season," 28 July 2019 And Warring, even though there weren't any contact drills, looks tough and strong enough to budge defenders as a blocker. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans upbeat about rookie tight end Kahale Warring," 26 June 2019 Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, by contrast, would barely budge. Nate Cohn, New York Times, "Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign," 19 July 2019 Mexican immigration officials attempted to inch forward in vans on either side of the protest group, but the people would not budge. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tijuana asylum line reaches highest count on record as migrants protest long waits," 9 July 2019 Madeline Howard, a product manager at Wayfair, said company leaders had held a town hall earlier this week to listen to employee concerns but would not budge on their stance. Steve Leblanc, Twin Cities, "Wayfair workers walk out in protest over furniture sale to detention center," 26 June 2019 Madeline Howard, a product manager at Wayfair, said company leaders had held a town hall earlier this week to listen to employee concerns but would not budge on their stance. Washington Post, "Wayfair workers protest furniture sale to detention center," 26 June 2019 Madeline Howard, a product manager at Wayfair, said company leaders had held a town hall earlier this week to listen to employee concerns but would not budge on their stance. Alexandra Olson, Fortune, "Wayfair Employees Walked Out to Protest Furniture Sale to Detention Center for Migrant Children," 26 June 2019 The vehicle in front of his wouldn’t budge, and Gurino, prosecutors believe, pulled up beside him in a car going to opposite direction, firing multiple shots at Boulis before driving away. Rafael Olmeda, sun-sentinel.com, "He’s the man who killed the man who killed the Miami Subs founder," 17 June 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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