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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: bouger, from Latin bullire; BOIL1


budge [intransitive,transitive usually in negatives]
1 to move, or to make someone or something move:
She leaned on the door, but it wouldn't budge.
budge from
Will hasn't budged from his room all day.
The horse refused to budge an inch.
2 to change your opinion, or to make someone change their opinion:
The government has refused to budge.
budge on
He won't budge on the issue.
budge from
Treacy refuses to budge from his principles.

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