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budge

[ buhj ]SEE DEFINITION OF budge

Synonyms for budge

  • bend
  • change
  • convince
  • inch
  • influence
  • locomote
  • move
  • persuade
  • propel
  • push
  • remove
  • roll
  • shift
  • slide
  • stir
  • sway
  • yield
  • change position
  • give way
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Antonyms for budge

  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • fix
  • hinder
  • hold
  • keep
  • leave alone
  • prevent
  • remain
  • repress
  • stay
  • steady
  • stop
  • suppress
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUDGE

As for me, not a foot will I budge, till I have seen thee empty that bowl.

He was ordered into the boat at least half-a-dozen times, but swore he would not budge.

She saw me, scanned me from head to foot, and did not budge.

One might have a discharge of artillery; she did not care to budge once she had settled in a heap.

I tell you if a man cannot say to Nature: "Budge me from this if ye can!"

But they said they had attended by public request, and refused to budge.

At last his dogs lay down in their traces and refused to budge.

Budge Isham was the partner of Wade, and shared his cabin with him.

Howe busied himself with routine matters of the camp, and refused to budge.

The other did not budge, but sat hunched up, her head trembling all the time.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French bougier "to move, stir" (Modern French bouger), from Vulgar Latin *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from Latin bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)). Cf. Spanish bullir "to move about, bustle;" Portuguese bulir "to move a thing from its place." Related: Budged; budging.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUDGE

bump

verbmove over, dislodge
  • budge
  • displace
  • remove
  • shift

bumped

verbmove over, dislodge

bumps

verbmove over, dislodge
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