- Don(ald). 1915–2000, US tennis player, the first man to win the Grand Slam of singles championships (Australia, France, Wimbledon, and the US) in one year (1938)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- to (cause to) move slightly: [no object]The car wouldn't budge.[~ + object]couldn't budge the car out of the snowbank.
- to (cause to) change one's opinion or stated position;
(cause to) give in: [no object]refused to budge on the question.[~ + object]We couldn't budge her on the issue.
- (often used negatively)
- to move slightly;
begin to move:He stepped on the gas but the car didn't budge.
- to change one's opinion or stated position;
yield:Once her father had said "no,'' he wouldn't budge.
- to cause to move;
begin to move:It took three of them to budge the rock.
- to cause (someone) to reconsider or change an opinion, decision, or stated position:They couldn't budge the lawyer.
- Vulgar Latin *bullicāre to bubble, frequentative of Latin bullīre; see boil1
- Anglo-French, Middle French bouger to stir
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged persuade, induce, move, sway, convince.
budge2 (buj),USA pronunciation n.
- Clothinga fur made from lambskin with the wool dressed outward, used esp. as an inexpensive trimming on academic or official gowns.
- Clothingmade from, trimmed, or lined with budge.
- Middle English bugee, perh. akin to budget 1350–1400
Budge (buj),USA pronunciation n.
- Biographical(John) Donald, born 1915, U.S. tennis player.
- to move, however slightly
- to change or cause to change opinions, etc