Budged
Budge Budge (b[u^]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budged} (b[u^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Budging}.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar, bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L. bullire. See {Boil}, v. i.] To move off; to stir; to walk away. [1913 Webster]

I'll not budge an inch, boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge From rascals worse than they. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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