from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move or stir slightly: The trapped child was stuck tight and couldn't budge.
- intransitive v. To alter a position or attitude: had made the decision and wouldn't budge.
- transitive v. To cause to move slightly.
- transitive v. To cause to alter a position or attitude: an adamant critic who couldn't be budged.
- n. Fur made from lambskin dressed with the wool outside, formerly used to trim academic robes.
- adj. Archaic Overformal; pompous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move.
- v. To move.
- v. To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
- v. To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
- n. A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
- adj. austere or stiff, like scholastics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move off; to stir; to walk away.
- adj. Brisk; stirring; jocund.
- n. A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.
- adj. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.
- adj. Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move; stir; change position; give way: now usually with a negative, implying stubborn resistance to pressure.
- To move; stir; change the position of.
- Brisk; jocund.
- n. A leathern bag.
- n. Lambskin dressed with the wool outward, much used in the Elizabethan era and since as an inexpensive fur for the edging of garments.
- n. Same as budge-barrel.
- [⟨ budge, 2.] Trimmed or adorned with budge (see I., 2): as, “budge gowns,”
- Scholastic; pedantic; austere; surly; stiff; formal: as, “budge doctors,”
- n. One who slips into a house or shop to steal cloaks, etc.; a sneak-thief.
- n. Same as booze.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move very slightly
- n. 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)
And your unwillingness to budge is demonstrated by the fact that you have major divisions WITHIN YOUR OWN PARTY!
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I agree with the statement, but refuse to budge from the thought that “progress for its own sake” is akin to “A.” ladymercury Says:
After refusing to budge from the volcano's fertile slopes, saying they wanted to tend to their crops and protect their homes, villagers started streaming by the thousands into makeshift emergency shelters late Tuesday.
That pledge is probably why libertarians tend not to budge from the non-initiation of force principle.
Also, one reason I think Seattle is unwilling to budge from the tunnel, is because then the rest of the state gets to pays for rebuilding the seawall.
Ring screws should be tightened firmly, not obsessively, because you may have to take your scope off in the field, where a screw that won't budge is the last thing you need.
Navy and Air Force unwilling to budge from the coastal shelf of the Asian mainland.
There was one night when Mr. Meredith paced his study floor, and Faith and Una huddled in their bedroom and cried, and Jerry, wild with remorse, refused to budge from the floor of the hall outside Carl's door.
Mr.C. had to/drag/her down into the kitchen; for she was very insubordinate and refused to budge from the door, - Captain Sterling and his coachman looking on!