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

Antonyms: Verb

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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 Total budge appropriations, including all district funds, total $98.3 million, with general fund appropriations of $75.85 million. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Brunswick City Schools welcome new school board member," 22 Sep. 2020 Bromhead says that budge-proof, foolproof cosmetics — like MAC products — are crucial for working with O'Hara, who is perhaps one of the most expressive comedic actors in Hollywood. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "How Moira Rose’s Red Lips Make Her Stand Out On Schitt’s Creek," 21 Sep. 2020 The waistband sits high and truly does not slip, slide, roll, or budge, which is both comfortable and flattering. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "Spanx's Leather Leggings Have a Cult Following — But Are They Worth the Hype?," 19 Aug. 2020 Wonderblading Lip Color — a peel-off, two-step lip stain that lasts up to 10 hours — as an example of how color could evolve to be mind-bendingly budge-proof. Maura Lynch, Allure, "If You Want to Predict the Future of Beauty Products, Look to the Past," 18 Aug. 2020 What’s more, the cotton-canvas front allows her feet to breathe easily, while the ankle ties (or ankle strap) ensure a tight, no-budge fit. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton’s Most-Loved Summer Shoe Is Comfort Meets Style at Its Finest," 8 July 2020 Neither side budges on the video for several minutes until the student eventually leaves his vehicle and goes back into the school. Enjoli Francis, ABC News, "Deputy threatens to shoot truant student after teen moves car toward him," 10 Feb. 2020 An all-time favorite of our beauty team, CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara impressed the GH chemists with its budge-proof formula and lash-transforming results — plus testers loved it. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara," 1 Oct. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Talks have proven exceptionally difficult, with the two sides refusing to budge on three key issues - fisheries, how to check compliance of the deal and standards the U.K. must meet to export into the EU. Fox News, "Brexit negotiations suspended after official tests positive for coronavirus," 19 Nov. 2020 Pelosi faced at least some criticism from Democrats for refusing to budge on their proposal. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Mnuchin says passing more COVID-19 stimulus before the election would be ‘difficult’ as negotiations continue," 14 Oct. 2020 Interest rates will barely budge above zero in the world’s biggest economies. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "From bailout debacle to global dominance: Inside the turnaround at UBS," 21 Sep. 2020 For 19 hours, the 36-year-old man on the roof of the apartment building in City Heights simply would not budge. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Inside a 19-hour standoff between San Diego police and a man on a rooftop," 1 Nov. 2020 During the same period, the population under age 18 will hardly budge, growing from 74 million to 80.1 million, an increase of only 6.1 million. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Are older people taking over, disappearing or invisible? Depends on your perspective," 23 Oct. 2020 Gusty winds and warm temperatures will not budge, even as areas to the north are seeing snow. Brandon Noriega, Fox News, "Winter weather brings 'Snowtober' from Rockies to Upper Midwest, more rounds of snow," 22 Oct. 2020 Terry brings up the $40 million deal again, but Taylor doesn't budge. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, "No surprise: Phoenix resident Calida Taylor wins NBA TV's 'GM School'," 16 Oct. 2020 The Crimson Tide don’t budge from atop the list after a 52-24 win against Texas A&M paced by quarterback Mac Jones, who had three touchdown passes of at least 60 yards. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Ranking the SEC teams after Week 5 of the college football season," 4 Oct. 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Budge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budge. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for budge

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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