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budge1

[buhj] /bʌdʒ/
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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Anglo-French, Middle French bouger to stir < Vulgar Latin *bullicāre to bubble, frequentative of Latin bullīre; see boil1
Related forms
budger, noun
unbudged, adjective
unbudging, adjective
Synonyms
4. persuade, induce, move, sway, convince.
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British Dictionary definitions for unbudged

budge1

/bʌdʒ/
verb (usually used with a negative)
1.
to move, however slightly: the car won't budge
2.
to change or cause to change opinions, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin bullicāre (unattested) to bubble, from Latin bullīre to boil, from bulla bubble

budge2

/bʌdʒ/
noun
1.
a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French bogee, of obscure origin

Budge

/bʌdʒ/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for unbudged

budge

v.

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.

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