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 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 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Worse, Pucha, obviously thrilled by the attention, cannot be budged from the café either by Lorenza or by Rio. Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Tyrannical Days," 27 May 2020 Many components of the lifestyle didn’t budge – losing their husbands or boyfriends for hours and hours and commiserating in their on-track woes – but others didn’t. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "With the IndyCar iRacing Challenge complete, wives and girlfriends are taking the wheel," 22 May 2020 Despite their best efforts to coax him out, little Murphy wouldn’t budge. Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, "Tips for Training Your Dog Via Zoom: Sit, Stay, Don’t Lick the Screen," 2 May 2020 The Republican legislature, meanwhile, wouldn’t budge from its position that Tuesday’s vote should go forward as planned, and refused to propose or entertain any alternatives. John Mccormack, National Review, "Wisconsin’s Coronavirus Election," 7 Apr. 2020 Still, Lionel and Luke didn't budge, which seemed to make Katy more frustrated. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'American Idol' Judge Katy Perry STORMS OFF Set During the Show's Premiere," 18 Feb. 2020 Harder to budge are the loyalties of Peter's aunt Elizabeth (Belinda Bromilow), his highest-ranking (and vodka-soaked) general (Douglas Hodge) and his mistress (Charity Wakefield) and her quietly suffering husband (Gwilym Lee). Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Great': TV Review," 1 May 2020 O’Donnell said that barring a major catastrophe such as a security breach or outage, there’s very little chance AWS will budge from its top perch. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Thanks to Amazon, the cloud war is a fight for third place," 6 Feb. 2020 BridgeInvest refused to budge on the deadline, with attorney Aaron Power of Porter Hedges LLP noting in court that Friday was specified in several orders and only could be changed with the lender’s consent. Madison Iszler, ExpressNews.com, "Sale falls through on San Antonio’s former Lone Star Brewery complex," 28 Apr. 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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“Budge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budge. Accessed 31 May. 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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