Budge vs Stagger - What's the difference?

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Budge is a related term of stagger.


In lang=en terms the difference between budge and stagger

is that budge is to move while stagger is multiple groups doing the same thing in a uniform fashion, but starting at different, evenly-spaced, times or places (attested from 1856[http://wwwetymonlinecom/indexphp?term=stagger etymology] in ).

As verbs the difference between budge and stagger

is that budge is to move while stagger is sway unsteadily, reel, or totter.

As nouns the difference between budge and stagger

is that budge is a kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits while stagger is an unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.

As an adjective budge

is (obsolete) brisk; stirring; jocund or budge can be (obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics.

budge

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bouger.

Alternative forms

* budg (obsolete)

Verb

(budg)
  • To move.
  • I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but it won’t budge an inch.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll not budge an inch, boy.
  • * 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, " Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
  • Yet goals in either half from Jordi Gómez and James Perch inspired them and then, in the face of a relentless City onslaught, they simply would not budge , throwing heart, body and soul in the way of a ball which seemed destined for their net on several occasions.
  • To move.
  • I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but I can’t budge it.
  • To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
  • The Minister for Finance refused to budge on the new economic rules.
  • To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
  • Derived terms
    * budge up * budger
    Synonyms
    * shift

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Brisk; stirring; jocund.
  • (South)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
  • * Milton
  • They are become so liberal, as to part freely with their own budge -gowns from off their backs.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics
  • * Milton
  • Those budge doctors of the stoic fur.
    Derived terms
    * budge bachelor * budge barrel (Webster 1913)

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    stagger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
  • A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apoplectic or sleepy staggers.
  • bewilderment; perplexity.
  • In motorsport, the difference in circumference between the left and right tires on a racing vehicle. It is used on oval tracks to make the car turn better in the corners. Stock Car Racing magazine article on stagger, February 2009
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • sway unsteadily, reel, or totter
  • # In standing or walking, to sway from one side to the other as if about to fall; to stand or walk unsteadily; to reel or totter.
  • She began to stagger across the room.
  • #* Dryden
  • Deep was the wound; he staggered with the blow.
  • # To cause to reel or totter.
  • The powerful blow of his opponent's fist staggered the boxer.
  • #* Shakespeare
  • That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire / That staggers thus my person.
  • # To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
  • #* Addison
  • The enemy staggers .
  • doubt, waver, be shocked
  • # To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
  • #* Bible, Rom. iv. 20
  • He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief.
  • # To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
  • He will stagger the committee when he presents his report.
  • #* Howell
  • Whosoever will read the story of this war will find himself much staggered .
  • #* Burke
  • Grants to the house of Russell were so enormous, as not only to outrage economy, but even to stagger credibility.
  • Multiple groups doing the same thing in a uniform fashion, but starting at different, evenly-spaced, times or places (attested from 1856 Etymology] in [[:w:Online Etymology Dictionary, Online Etymology Dictionary]).
  • # To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.
  • # To arrange similar objects such that each is ahead or above and to one side of the next.
  • We will stagger the starting positions for the race on the oval track.
  • # To schedule in intervals.
  • We will stagger the run so the faster runners can go first, then the joggers.
  • See also

    * bestagger * staggeringly * staggers

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