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fudge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food
fudgefudge1 /fʌdʒ/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]DF a soft creamy brown sweet food2 → a fudge
Examples from the Corpus
fudge• He made a fudge of one of her feet.• These suggestions appeal to higher level knowledge or suggest a fudge which would severely limit the scope of the system.• Innumerable kings lie tucked away here under these jagged tablets of black fudge.• Elizabeth: Vanilla ice cream made from the thickest cream, and hot chocolate fudge.• Won't you have a piece of fudge?• Chocolate and chocolate sauces, toffees, fudge, butterscotch, carob chocolate.
fudgefudge2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]AVOID to avoid giving exact details or a clear answer about something 🔊 He tried to fudge the issue by saying that he did not want to specify periods.2 [transitive]FALSE to change important figures or facts to deceive people syn fiddle 🔊 Sibley has been fudging his data for years now.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fudge• They fudge and live with contradictions.• But then other member states will say: if you can fudge it for them why not for us?• Some people were of the opinion that every time he fluttered his eyes he was fudging on the truth.• If they do not, the criteria will have to be fudged or the implementation of Emu postponed.• As to the issue of future political fudging, the commission would require a supermajority to reverse any lowering of rates.• Tom admitted to fudging the numbers to stay ahead of the competition.fudge ... issue• Some fudge the issue by saying that the grandparent has gone away for a little while.• He tried to fudge the issue earlier by saying that he did not want to specify periods.
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Verb table
fudge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfudge
he, she, itfudges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfudged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fudged
he, she, ithas fudged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fudged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fudge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fudged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fudging
he, she, itis fudging
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you, we, theyare fudging
Past
I, he, she, itwas fudging
you, we, theywere fudging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fudging
he, she, ithas been fudging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fudging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fudging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fudging
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