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budge

budge

 
 
pronunciation:
buhj
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: budged, budges, budging
definition 1: to change or begin to change position slightly (usu. used negatively).
The horse was tired and would not budge another inch.He has not budged from that chair in front of the TV all afternoon.We tried to move the refrigerator, but it absolutely would not budge.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
shift, stir
definition 2: to alter one's opinion (usu. used negatively).
Despite our arguments, he wouldn't budge.
similar words:
acquiesce, agree, concede, yield
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to change or begin to change position slightly (usu. used negatively).
I tried to push the car out of the mud, but I couldn't budge it.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
dislodge, nudge, shift
definition 2: to cause to alter an opinion (usu. used negatively).
Logic wouldn't budge him.
synonyms:
sway
similar words:
convince, persuade, prevail upon, win over