Budge



to move slightly; begin to move:
He stepped on the gas but the car didn’t budge.
to change one’s opinion or stated position; yield:
Once her father had said “no,” he wouldn’t budge.
to cause to move; begin to move:
It took three of them to budge the rock.
to cause (someone) to reconsider or change an opinion, decision, or stated position:
They couldn’t budge the lawyer.
a fur made from lambskin with the wool dressed outward, used especially as an inexpensive trimming on academic or official gowns.
made from, trimmed, or lined with budge.
Obsolete. pompous; solemn.
(John) Donald, 1915–2000, U.S. tennis player.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915 Anonymous
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
L’Assommoir Emile Zola
The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath

verb (usually used with a negative)
to move, however slightly: the car won’t budge
to change or cause to change opinions, etc
noun
a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
noun
Don(ald). 1915–2000, US tennis player, the first man to win the Grand Slam of singles championships (Australia, France, Wimbledon, and the US) in one year (1938)
v.

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    to move slightly; begin to move: He stepped on the gas but the car didn’t budge. to change one’s opinion or stated position; yield: Once her father had said “no,” he wouldn’t budge. to cause to move; begin to move: It took three of them to budge the rock. to cause (someone) to reconsider or […]

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