English version

budge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbudgebudge /bʌdΚ’/ verb [intransitive, transitive usually in negatives] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto move, or to make someone or something move πŸ”Š She leaned on the door, but it wouldn’t budge.budge from πŸ”Š Will hasn’t budged from his room all day. πŸ”Š The horse refused to budge an inch.β–Ί see thesaurus at move2 CHANGE YOUR MINDto change your opinion, or to make someone change their opinion πŸ”Š The government has refused to budge.budge on πŸ”Š He won’t budge on the issue.budge from πŸ”Š Treacy refuses to budge from his principles.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
budgeβ€’ He desperately tried to drag his hand away, but it wouldn't budge.β€’ Immanuel Kant sat in Konigsberg and never budged.β€’ The threats were dire enough to make the Republicans look reckless when they refused to budge.β€’ They can not be shot or netted since they refuse to budge and will be sitting tight underground.β€’ But prices had budged by only-pennies at a time, and mostly they went down.β€’ Gandhi would not budge from five.β€’ The car was stuck in the snow and we couldn't budge it.β€’ I told my boss this but he refused to budge on it.budge an inchβ€’ Once on the ground again she tried pulling the horse, but still it would not budge an inch.β€’ Richard would not budge an inch: I began to think he must be mad or wicked - or both.budge onβ€’ We offered more money for the house, but they wouldn't budge on the price.
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Verb table
budge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybudge
he, she, itbudges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybudged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave budged
he, she, ithas budged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad budged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill budge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have budged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam budging
he, she, itis budging
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you, we, theyare budging
Past
I, he, she, itwas budging
you, we, theywere budging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been budging
he, she, ithas been budging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been budging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be budging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been budging
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