verb (used without object), budged, budg·ing.
verb (used with object), budged, budg·ing.
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Origin of budge1
OTHER WORDS FROM budgebudger, nounun·budged, adjectiveun·budg·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for budge
The cost per transistor—which once fell at the same exponential rate that transistor density increased—hasn’t budged for more than three generations of chipmaking.
Several other WallStreetBets believers said they aren’t budging, regardless of the damage.As GameStop stock crumbles, newbie traders reckon with heavy losses|Drew Harwell|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Temperatures have fallen into the upper 20s to near 30 and may not budge a whole lot overnight.After 2 to 4 inches of snow, an icy night ahead in D.C. area. Snow showers possible Monday.|Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
After months of barely budging, rates rose significantly in early January at their strongest pace since the spring.Mortgage rates dip as investors await actions of new administration|Kathy Orton|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
McConnell is engaging the negotiators even though he hasn’t budged.Bipartisan stimulus deal in jeopardy as McConnell refuses to back package|kdunn6|December 8, 2020|Fortune
During his budge speech, Treasurer Joe Hockey proclaimed: “The age of entitlement is over.”Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping|Kirsten Alexander|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing, it seems, will budge them from their opposition to give-and-take of governance.
The Democratic presidential administration refuses to budge, and the government is shut down.‘The West Wing’ Government Shutdown Episode Is Frighteningly Familiar|Marlow Stern|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this crisis, there were no hands on deck—no one willing to budge one iota from their respective ideological corners.Ex-Republican Congressman: Shutdown Is a ‘Dangerous Game’|Steve LaTourette|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The administration refused to budge on calling a spade a spade.
Hamilton sprang to his aid and did his utmost to effect his release; but, powerful as he was, he could not budge him.
And before I could budge she throws her arms around my neck and told me to say it again, say it again, say it again!Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Budge is lambskin with the wool dressed outwards, worn on the edge of the hoods of bachelors of arts, etc.Milton's Comus|John Milton
"Don't you budge an inch from there till I git back," shouted Shorty, as he drove away.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
He could not budge it, nor could the mighty Ling, nor could all of them together.The Devil's Asteroid|Manly Wade Wellman