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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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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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