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budge

noun \ ˈbəj \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of budge

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

Recent Examples of budge from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of budge

Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge


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budge

verb

Definition of budge

budged; budging
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

Examples of budge in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of budge from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of budge

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


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budge

adjective

Definition of budge

archaic

Origin and Etymology of budge

origin unknown



BUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

budge

verb

Definition of budge for English Language Learners

  • : to move slightly

  • : to change your opinion or decision


BUDGE Defined for Kids

budge

verb \ ˈbəj \

Definition of budge for Students

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


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