Budge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʌdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word budge
Brit.  |bʌdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word budge


- United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)


- move very slightly (syn: agitate, shift, stir)


Their horses refused to budge.

The door was stuck, and we couldn't even get it to budge.

Could you try opening this jar for me? I can't budge the lid.

We tried to change her mind, but we couldn't budge her.

The mule wouldn't budge.

A stone so huge, that three men could hardly budge.

She leaned on the door, but it wouldn't budge.

Will hasn't budged from his room all day.

The horse refused to budge an inch.

The government has refused to budge.

He won't budge on the issue.

Treacy refuses to budge from his principles.

...we tried to make him divulge the name of the winner, but he wouldn't budge...

...a torpid sloth that refused to budge off its tree branch...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: budge
he/she/it: budges
present participle: budging
past tense: budged
past participle: budged
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