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budge

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

budgev. i. [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar, bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L. bullire. See Boil, v. i.].
     To move off; to stir; to walk away.  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll not budge an inch, boy."  [1913 Webster]
    "The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge
    From rascals worse than they.
    "  [1913 Webster]
budgea. [See Budge, v.].
     Brisk; stirring; jocund.  South.  [1913 Webster]
budgen. [OE. bouge bag, OF. boge, bouge, fr. L. bulga a leathern bag or knapsack; a Gallic word; cf. OIr. bolc, Gael. bolg. Cf. Budge, n.].
     A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.  [1913 Webster]
budgea. 
  •  Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Austere or stiff, like scholastics.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those budge doctors of the stoic fur."  [1913 Webster]
Budge bachelor, one of a company of men clothed in long gowns lined with budge, who formerly accompanied the lord mayor of London in his inaugural procession. -- Budge barrel (Mil.), a small copper-hooped barrel with only one head, the other end being closed by a piece of leather, which is drawn together with strings like a purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to the battery, in siege or seacoast service.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

budge, v. (usu. with neg.)
1 intr. a make the slightest movement. b change one's opinion (he's stubborn, he won't budge).
2 tr. cause or compel to budge (nothing will budge him).

Idiom
budge up (or over) make room for another person by moving.
Etymology
F bouger stir ult. f. L bullire boil

THESAURUS

budge

advance, alcohol, aqua vitae, ascend, back, back up, booze, change, change place, circle, climb, descend, drink, ebb, firewater, flow, get over, go, go around, go round, go sideways, grog, gyrate, hooch, juice, mount, move, move over, plunge, progress, regress, retrogress, rise, rotate, run, sauce, shift, sink, soar, spin, stir, stream, subside, travel, wane, whirl

ROGET THESAURUS

budge

Motion

VB be in motion, move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit, hover about, hover round, hover about, shift, slide, glide, roll, roll on, flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along, wander, walk, change one's place, shift one's place, change one's quarters, shift one's quarters, dodge, keep going, keep moving, put in motion, set in motion, move, impel, propel, render movable, mobilize.


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