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

Her exact pick: Wunder2 Wunderbrow (22; amazon.com), a long-lasting, no-budge, waterproof gel that will up your eyebrow game with just a few strokes. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "The Exact Products Hilary Duff Uses Every Day for Longer Lashes and Fuller Brows," 17 Sep. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The team offered Melvin Gordon a deal in the $10 million per range—and neither side is budging for now. Albert Breer, SI.com, "32 Notes From 32 NFL Training Camps," 22 Aug. 2019 Neither man is budging an inch to clear the way for an eventual successor. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Downside to Patriots’ system is evident in Nick Caserio case," 25 June 2019 Despite an aggressive social media campaign to steer public opinion in favor of Kroenke’s regional sports network, the distributors haven’t budged. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Altitude Sports “exploring” Amazon option to break logjam with TV distributors," 7 Sep. 2019 Because of this balance between oxygen production and consumption, modern ecosystems barely budge oxygen levels in the atmosphere. Katarina Zimmer, National Geographic, "Why the Amazon doesn’t really produce 20% of the world’s oxygen," 28 Aug. 2019 Hog and sow prices in the U.S. have barely budged year-to-date, but are expected to climb. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Bacon Prices Could Soar Due to the ‘Pig Ebola’ That’s Devastating the Pork Industry," 22 Aug. 2019 Throughout the hearing, the government prosecutors refused to budge from their stance that Carlos was a threat and should be deported. Melissa Del Bosque, ProPublica, "The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants," 13 Aug. 2019 In addition to keeping quiet about the name, Carrie also hasn't budged about the baby's gender. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Already Has a Name Picked Out for Her New Baby," 21 Oct. 2018 Defense lawyers tried to convince Cramer to reinstate it, but the judge -- who made his decision after hearing two days of testimony from grieving families -- would not budge, the station reported. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Verdict reached in trial of two men in the 36 deaths in Oakland's Ghost Ship fire," 5 Sep. 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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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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