budge

budge
budge [ bʌdʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive usually in negatives
to move, or to move something, especially something that is very heavy or is stuck:
I pulled again, but the wheel wouldn't budge.
It was wedged between two stones and we couldn't budge it.
budge from: They couldn't budge her (=persuade her to move) from his office until she got an answer.
not budge
to refuse to change your opinion or decision about something:
We've tried everything but they won't budge on the price.
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,budge `up phrasal verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL
to move so that there is space for someone else

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  • Budge — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Don Budge (1915–2000),eigentlich John Donald Budge, US amerikanischer Tennisspieler E. A. Wallis Budge (1857–1934), eigentlich Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, englischer Ägyptologe, Orientalist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • budge — [bʌdʒ] v [I,T usually in negatives] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: bouger, from Latin bullire; BOIL1] 1.) to move, or to make someone or something move ▪ She leaned on the door, but it wouldn t budge. budge from ▪ Will hasn t budged from his …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Budge — Budge, a. 1. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic. Budge gowns. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Austere or stiff, like scholastics. [1913 Webster] Those budge doctors of the stoic fur. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Budge bachelor}, one of a company of men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • budge up — (informal) To move closer together (eg along a bench) usu so as to make room for others • • • Main Entry: ↑budge * * * ˌbudge ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they budge up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Budge — (b[u^]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budged} (b[u^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Budging}.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar, bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L. bullire. See {Boil}, v. i.] To move off; to stir; to walk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Budge — Budge, a. [See {Budge}, v.] Brisk; stirring; jocund. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Budge — Budge, n. [OE. bouge bag, OF. boge, bouge, fr. L. bulga a leathern bag or knapsack; a Gallic word; cf. OIr. bolc, Gael. bolg. Cf. {Budge}, n.] A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; used formerly as an edging and ornament …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • budge — budge1 [buj] vt., vi. budged, budging [Fr < OFr bouger, to move < VL * bullicare, to boil < L bullire,BOIL1] 1. to move even a little [unable to budge the boulder] 2. to yield or cause to yield budge2 [buj] …   English World dictionary

  • Budge — Budge, Ludwig Julius, Mediziner, geb. ll. Sept. 1811 in Wetzlar, gest. 14. Juli 1888 in Greifswald, studierte seit 1828 in Marburg, Würzburg und Berlin und lebte als Arzt in Wetzlar und Altenkirchen bei Koblenz, habilitierte sich 1842 in Bonn,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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