Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 13:48:42 EST

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: budge

It sounds as though all the uses, negative and positive, have the

same basic denotation: to move unwillingly. If we say "he finally

budged" the implication remains that he'd rather have stayed put.

And when we say "I can't budge her," it implies that her will to

stay put is stronger than our efforts to move her.

Vicki Rosenzweig

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New York, NY