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fudge

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verb \ˈfəj\

Definition of fudge

fudged

fudging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to devise as a substitute :  fake b :  falsify <fudged the figures>

  3. 2 :  to fail to come to grips with :  dodge <fudged the issue>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to exceed the proper bounds or limits of something <feel that the author has fudged a little on the … rules for crime fiction — Newsweek>; also :  cheat <fudging on an exam>

  6. 2 :  to fail to perform as expected

  7. 3 :  to avoid commitment :  hedge <the government's tendency to fudge on delicate matters of policy — Claire Sterling>

Examples of fudge in a sentence

  1. Politicians have been known to fudge the issues.

  2. The treasurer fudged the figures.

  3. It was later discovered that the researchers had fudged their data.

Origin and Etymology of fudge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1674


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fudge

noun

Definition of fudge

  1. 1 :  foolish nonsense —often used interjectionally to express annoyance, disappointment, or disbelief

  2. 2 :  a soft creamy candy made typically of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring

  3. 3 :  something that is fudged; especially :  a bending of rules or a compromise



FUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

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fudge

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verb \ˈfəj\

Definition of fudge for English Language Learners

  • : to fail to deal with (something) in an open and direct way

  • : to speak or act in a way that is meant to avoid dealing with a problem directly

  • : to change (something) in order to trick people


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fudge

noun

Definition of fudge for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, sweet brown candy

  • : a statement that does not deal with a problem or issue in a direct way


FUDGE Defined for Kids

fudge

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noun \ˈfəj\

Definition of fudge for Students

  1. :  a soft creamy candy <chocolate fudge>



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