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budge

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noun \ˈbəj\

Definition of budge

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

Origin and Etymology of budge

Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge


First Known Use: 14th century


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budge

verb

Definition of budge

budged

;

budging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  move, shift <the mule wouldn't budge>

  3. 2 :  to give way :  yield <wouldn't budge on the issue>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of budge

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


First Known Use: 1578


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budge

adjective

Definition of budge

archaic

  1. :  pompous, solemn

Origin and Etymology of budge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1599



BUDGE Defined for English Language Learners


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budge

verb

Definition of budge for English Language Learners

  • : to move slightly

  • : to change your opinion or decision


BUDGE Defined for Kids

budge

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verb \ˈbəj\

Definition of budge for Students

budged

budging

  1. 1 :  to move or cause to move especially slightly

  2. 2 :  to give in <He wouldn't budge in his decision.>



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