• WordNet 3.6
    • v budge move very slightly "He shifted in his seat"
    • n Budge United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Budge A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.
    • Budge Austere or stiff, like scholastics. "Those budge doctors of the stoic fur."
    • a Budge Brisk; stirring; jocund.
    • Budge Lined with budge; hence, scholastic. "Budge gowns."
    • v. i Budge bŭj To move off; to stir; to walk away. "I'll not budge an inch, boy.""The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge From rascals worse than they."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • budge To move; stir; change position; give way: now usually with a negative, implying stubborn resistance to pressure.
    • budge To move; stir; change the position of.
    • budge Brisk; jocund.
    • n budge A leathern bag.
    • n budge Lambskin dressed with the wool outward, much used in the Elizabethan era and since as an inexpensive fur for the edging of garments. In England some official costumes that have remained unchanged are still decorated with budge.
    • n budge Same as budge-barrel.
    • budge [⟨ budge, 2.] Trimmed or adorned with budge (see I., 2): as, “budge gowns,”
    • budge Scholastic; pedantic; austere; surly; stiff; formal: as, “budge doctors,”
    • n budge One who slips into a house or shop to steal cloaks, etc.; a sneak-thief.
    • n budge Same as booze.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., v.t Budge buj to move or stir
    • n Budge buj lambskin fur
    • adj Budge pompous: stiff
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  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “If you never budge, don't expect a push.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)


In literature:

But she had not budged an inch.
"The Green Mouse" by Robert W. Chambers
I joggled it with both my hands and it budged-not much but a little.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He got out and hauled at the bridle, but Bucephalus refused to budge.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 12, 1917" by Various
He felt as if he had come squarely against some blank stone wall that no amount of talking could budge.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
But I will do him the justice to say that he never budged an inch.
"Carnacki, The Ghost Finder" by William Hope Hodgson
Command us to go and fight, and we will not budge; pursue us, and we will hardly run away; put us in prison, and we will only laugh.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
But the crowd, sheeplike in their stupidity, refused to budge.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
The Czechs were enjoying a much-needed rest, and refused to budge, while Kalmakoff's Cossacks remained asleep beside their horses.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
After some moments' disgusted contemplation of these rags, I asked Budge what these towels were for.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Nothing in the world would have made Pere budge.
"A Hilltop on the Marne" by Mildred Aldrich

In poetry:

The doughty fellow held his tongue,
Nor budg'd he from the halbert long,
But proudly in defiance stood,
The picket-post of General Ludd.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
In vain we call old notions fudge,
And bend our conscience to our dealing;
The Ten Commandments will not budge,
And stealing will continue stealing.
"Inscriptions" by James Russell Lowell
Out then with what you have; I shall not shrink,
Nor budge for any man: only do you,
Neighbour Palaemon, with your whole heart's skill-
For it is no slight matter-play your part.
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Out then with what you have; I shall not shrink,
Nor budge for any man: only do you,
Neighbour Palaemon, with your whole heart's skill-
For it is no slight matter-play your part.
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
One should never strike a Sissy,
He is too lady-like and prissy.
You do not need to use your fist
But merely slap him on the wrist,
And if this will not make him budge,
Then glare at him and say "Oh Fudge!"
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Then Sammy he charged down upon her
With all of his strength and his wit,
And many a dextrous encounter,
And many a fair shoulder-hit;
But vain were his blows and his blowing: he never could budge her a bit.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

As the absence of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty stretched into the fourth day of training camp Tuesday, both sides kept their heels firmly entrenched when it came to budging on details of a new contract.
I turned the door handle but it didn't budge.
Swiss villages, sitting on a gold mine , refuse to budge.
Swiss villages, sitting on a gold mine, refuse to budge.
Microchip 's rating hasn't budged in three months as the average analyst rating of the stock has remained steady.
BOSTON — Mutual fund shareholders aren't budging from their recently conservative approach to investing, despite this year's stock market gains.
Neither Mayor Dave Bing nor Detroit City Council budging on law firm contract.
The strike at Raley's entered its third day Tuesday, with neither side appearing ready to budge.
Neither Mayor Dave Bing nor Detroit City Council budging on law firm contract.
None of the gamblers budged and on Tuesday, the Golden Nugget 's lawyers filed for an order to stay the judge's directive to pay up while they try to appeal.
Quarterback spent first four seasons in Pittsburgh, but hasn't budged from the Ravens' practice squad.
They call streets "boulevards" and build them huge Where grandpa's ox-cart could not budge.
Nationals won't budge on two-year offer to Adam LaRoche, sides still talking.
Obama won't budge on tax hike for the rich.
But the Lib Dems haven't budged on electoral reform.

In science:

As c decreases 48Ca will not budge, while for its partners R = 3.33 will be either clearly or overwhelmingly favored.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
Ordeshook, Peter C. (1976). “The spatial theory of elections: A review and critique.” In I. Budge, I. Crewe and S.
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
The gas inflow into the disc at it outer edge with the energy per particle E = 0 gives zero contribution into the total budged. E > 0 everywhere in the wind.
Accretion and plasma outflow from dissipationless discs
Secondly, we re-simulated a few clusters with several implementations of AGN feedback in order to compute the final budge t of CR energy and their related γ - flux.
Thermal and non-thermal traces of AGN feedback: results from cosmological AMR simulations