budge up

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budge up (third-person singular simple present budges up, present participle budging up, simple past and past participle budged up)

  1. (Britain, intransitive, informal) To move or scoot over in order to make room for someone, especially when sitting.
    1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
    Budge up, yeh great lump,’ said the stranger.

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