- 1[intransitive, transitive] to move slightly; to make something/somebody 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.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to change your opinion about something; to make somebody change their opinion He won't budge an inch on the issue. budge somebody He was not to be budged on the issue. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French bouger
BrE BrE//bʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//bʌdʒ//(usually used in negative sentences) (rather informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they budge
BrE BrE//bʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//bʌdʒ//he / she / it budges
BrE BrE//ˈbʌdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌdʒɪz//past simple budged
BrE BrE//bʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//bʌdʒd//past participle budged
BrE BrE//bʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//bʌdʒd//-ing form budging
BrE BrE//ˈbʌdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌdʒɪŋ//