Definition of "budge" []

  • To move or stir slightly: The trapped child was stuck tight and couldn't budge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To alter a position or attitude: had made the decision and wouldn't budge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to move slightly. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to alter a position or attitude: an adamant critic who couldn't be budged. (verb-transitive)
  • Fur made from lambskin dressed with the wool outside, formerly used to trim academic robes. (noun)
  • To move, however slightly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To change or cause to change opinions, etc (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "budge" in a sentence
  • "And your unwillingness to budge is demonstrated by the fact that you have major divisions WITHIN YOUR OWN PARTY!"
  • "Despite repeated protests, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government has refused to budge from a key reform plan, aimed at helping reduce the government debt."
  • "I agree with the statement, but refuse to budge from the thought that “progress for its own sake” is akin to “A.” ladymercury Says:"