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verb [intransitive/transitive] [usually in negatives]     budge pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlebudging
past tensebudged
past participlebudged
  1. to move, or to move something, especially something that is very heavy or is stuck

    I pulled again, but the wheel wouldn’t budge.

    It was wedged between two stones and we couldn’t budge it.

    budge from:

    They couldn’t budge her (=persuade her to move) from his office until she got an answer.


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