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Definition of budge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they budge
    he / she / it budges
    past simple budged
    -ing form budging
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  1. 1(usually used in negative sentences)
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to move slightly; to make something or someone move slightly She pushed at the door, but it wouldn't budge. The dog refused to budge. budge something I heaved with all my might, but still couldn't budge it.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] to change your opinion about something; to make someone change their opinion He won't budge an inch on the issue. budge somebody He wouldn't be budged on the issue.
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