budge

budge

1 [buhj] (often used negatively)
verb (used without object), budged, budging.
1.
to move slightly; begin to move: He stepped on the gas but the car didn't budge.
2.
to change one's opinion or stated position; yield: Once her father had said “no,” he wouldn't budge.
verb (used with object), budged, budging.
3.
to cause to move; begin to move: It took three of them to budge the rock.
4.
to cause (someone) to reconsider or change an opinion, decision, or stated position: They couldn't budge the lawyer.

Origin:
1580–90; < Anglo-French, Middle French bouger to stir < Vulgar Latin *bullicāre to bubble, frequentative of Latin bullīre; see boil1

budger, noun
unbudged, adjective
unbudging, adjective


4. persuade, induce, move, sway, convince.
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budge

2 [buhj]
noun
1.
a fur made from lambskin with the wool dressed outward, used especially as an inexpensive trimming on academic or official gowns.
adjective
2.
made from, trimmed, or lined with budge.
3.
Obsolete. pompous; solemn.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English bugee, perhaps akin to budget

Budge

[buhj]
noun
(John) Donald, 1915–2000, U.S. tennis player.
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budge1 (bʌdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to move, however slightly: the car won't budge
2.  to change or cause to change opinions, etc
 
[C16: from Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin bullicāre (unattested) to bubble, from Latin bullīre to boil, from bulla bubble]

budge2 (bʌdʒ)
 
n
a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
 
[C14: from Anglo-French bogee, of obscure origin]

Budge (bʌdʒ)
 
n
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)

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budge
1580s, from M.Fr. bougier "to move, stir" (Mod.Fr. bouger), from V.L. *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from L. bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)).
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