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 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 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But nursing school officials wouldn’t budge, her lawsuit said. Dave Collins, USA TODAY, "She was expelled for using prescribed medical marijuana, now she's suing the college," 24 Oct. 2019 But nursing school officials wouldn't budge, her lawsuit said. Dave Collins, courant.com, "Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits," 24 Oct. 2019 But nursing school officials wouldn’t budge, her lawsuit said. Dave Collins, The Denver Post, "Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits," 24 Oct. 2019 Twenty years of therapy with two highly recommended therapists didn't budge the core issue, my being suicidal, an inch. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Why do therapists always want to talk about your childhood?," 18 Nov. 2019 Cooper wanted to release outside and come back underneath on a slant against Hughes, but Hughes didn’t budge. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "How Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's words have helped WR Amari Cooper's toe-tapping catches," 13 Nov. 2019 With his back to the basket, Sexton tried unspooling a series of moves in hopes of getting a shot out of this messy predicament, but Smart did not budge, and Sexton was called for a travel. BostonGlobe.com, "Observations from the Celtics’ preseason win over the Cavaliers," 14 Oct. 2019 Among low-income U.S. adults, and among those who didn’t finish high school, the shifts toward higher-quality carbohydrates and better fats registered only slightly, and the overall quality of their diets did not budge. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Congratulations, America, you’re eating better. But you still have a ways to go," 25 Sep. 2019 One of the officials signaled no good and the other didn’t budge. Rich Exner, cleveland, "When the Ravens were called out of locker room to lose to Cleveland: Browns Flashback," 24 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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Last Updated

14 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Budge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budged. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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