The verb "budge" is used when something moves. The movement from one place to another is usually small. This word is often used in the form of a negative:
- I can’t budge this couch. It’s too heavy.
- This drawer won’t budge. It’s stuck.
- He’s not budging. Is he okay?
- That lazy cat hasn’t budged all day.
- I can barely budge this window. It’s too cold to move it.
- Mr. Smith refuses to budge from his negotiating stance.
- We can’t get him to budge.
- Keep pushing. It’s beginning to budge.
- That old dog will budge only if you offer him some food.
- He can’t budge this giant snowball. This is as far as it goes.
He can’t budge it.
Note: Don’t confuse the words "budge it" with the word "budget."
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This page was first published on January 26, 2014. It was updated on May 20, 2016.