budge /ˈbʌʤ/ verb budg·es; budged; budg·ing
to move slightly — usually used in negative statements
] ▪ Their horses refused to budge. ▪ The door was stuck, and we couldn't even get it to budge.
] ▪ Could you try opening this jar for me? I can't budge the lid.
to change your opinion or decision — usually used in negative statements
] ▪ They wouldn't budge on the issue. = They refused to budge. ▪ He wouldn't budge at all. = He wouldn't budge an inch.
] ▪ We tried to change her mind, but we couldn't budge her.