Budge meaning

bŭj
To alter a position or attitude.

Had made the decision and wouldn't budge.

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To budge is to move or change something a little.

An example of budge is get a large rock to move a tiny bit.

An example of budge is to get someone to alter their beliefs slightly.

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To cause to move slightly.
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Fur made from lambskin dressed with the wool outside, formerly used to trim academic robes.
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To move or stir slightly.

The trapped child was stuck tight and couldn't budge.

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To cause to alter a position or attitude.

An adamant critic who couldn't be budged.

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Overformal; pompous.
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To move even a little.

Unable to budge the boulder.

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To yield or cause to yield.
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Lambskin dressed so that the wool is worn outward, esp. as a trimming on academic gowns of the past.
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(archaic) Solemn or pompous.
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(intransitive) To move.

I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but it won’t budge an inch.

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To move.

I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but I can’t budge it.

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To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.

The Minister for Finance refused to budge on the new economic rules.

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To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
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(obsolete) Brisk; stirring; jocund.

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A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
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(obsolete) Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
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Origin of budge

  • Middle English bouge from Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin bugia probably from Latin bulga leather bag budget

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French bouger from Vulgar Latin bullicāre to bubble from Latin bullīre to boil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bulga (“a leathern bag or knapsack”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From French bouger.

    From Wiktionary