a soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk, chocolate, and sometimes nuts.
Other definitions for fudge (2 of 3)
to cheat (often followed by on): How many of you have fudged on your taxes?
to fail to fulfill an obligation: For a variety of reasons, they had fudged on their promise.
to avoid coming to grips with a subject, issue, etc.: He fudged on the matter of whether he would retire at the end of his three-year term.
to tamper with or misrepresent something, as to produce a desired result or allow leeway for error: Some of the men and women fudged on their ages.
to avoid coming to grips with (a subject, issue, etc.); evade; dodge: He fudged a few of the direct questions.
to tamper with or misrepresent: The suggestion is that they simply fudged the figures to make sales look more impressive.
a small stereotype or a few lines of specially prepared type, bearing a newspaper bulletin, for replacing a detachable part of a page plate without the need to replate the entire page.
the bulletin thus printed, often in color.
a machine or attachment for printing such a bulletin.
Other definitions for fudge (3 of 3)
nonsense or foolishness (often used as an interjection).
to talk nonsense.
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How to use fudge in a sentence
For instance, there are several words that have a silent D, like bridge, fudge, handkerchief, lodge, and sandwich.Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Nov. 29 Post Magazine crossword, “I Didn’t Hear That” | Evan Birnholz | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
There was no such fudging when the War Department finally released the film, in 1945.
And more than a few colleges have been caught fudging the data to improve their rankings.How to Reinvent College Rankings: Show the Data Students Need Most | Steve Cohen | March 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We should expect it, and some light fudging of the facts can be necessary, to a degree, for a film like this to work.
Again, the scam depends on inside information and fudging self-reported numbers.
Michael Medved says the Dems are fudging the numbers to justify their soak-the-wealthy approach.
It is true, it wants well-considered and definitely drawn design, and there is no possible fudging with it.Art in Needlework | Lewis F. Day
While the Jackies coal ship all hands are doing there part and there is no fudging going on.
The system of fudging tasks, cribbing lessons, deception of every sort they endeavoured to overthrow.Ernest Bracebridge | William H. G. Kingston
"You've been fudging around till you've got about ten million more hairs wound up," he grumbled.Good Indian | B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for fudge (1 of 3)
a soft variously flavoured sweet made from sugar, butter, cream, etc
British Dictionary definitions for fudge (2 of 3)
a mild exclamation of annoyance
(intr) to talk foolishly or emptily
British Dictionary definitions for fudge (3 of 3)
a small section of type matter in a box in a newspaper allowing late news to be included without the whole page having to be remade
the box in which such type matter is placed
the late news so inserted
a machine attached to a newspaper press for printing this
an unsatisfactory compromise reached to evade a difficult problem or controversial issue
(tr) to make or adjust in a false or clumsy way
(tr) to misrepresent; falsify
to evade (a problem, issue, etc); dodge; avoid
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