Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To be bilged; spring a leak or have a hole knocked in the bottom; founder.
  • To stave in the bottom of (a ship), and thus cause her to spring a leak; knock a hole in.
  • noun A corrupt form of bouche.
  • noun A bag or wallet, especially of leather.
  • noun The bilge or swelling part of a cask; hence, the cask itself.
  • noun A cowrie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To stave in; to bilge.
  • noun obsolete Bouche (see bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To swell out.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To bilge.
  • transitive verb To scoop out with a gouge.
  • transitive verb K S. To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb.
  • transitive verb Slang, U. S. To cheat in a bargain; to chouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun now historical The right to rations at court, granted to the king's household, attendants etc.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Alteration of bouche.

Examples

  • “Non, ça bouge, ça bouge,” he said, shaking his massive head slowly from side to side.

    Day of Honey

  • “Non, ça bouge, ça bouge,” he said, shaking his massive head slowly from side to side.

    Day of Honey

  • Rien ne bouge mis a part les bras mais attention SEULEMENT au niveau des epaules ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Sometimes I see him cowering in some cheap bouge, and his wild eyes gleam at me through the tangle of his hair.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

  • Like the good Lord James Douglas, we had liefer hear the lark sing over moor and down, with Chicot, than listen to the starved-mouse squeak in the bouge of Therese Raquin, with M. Zola.

    Essays in Little

  • Emilia, in her scene with Peregrine in the bouge to which he has carried her, rises much above Smollett's heroines, and we could like her, if she had never forgiven behaviour which was beneath pardon.

    Adventures Among Books

  • Je ne bouge pas d'ici; cependant, l'annee va son train.

    Two Suffolk Friends

  • Doctor: "Georges, mon ami; ne bouge pas, tu a le bras cassé."

    The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier

  • Je ne bouge plus d'un pas; puisque le vin est tire, il faut le boire.

    Boris Godunov: a drama in verse

  • Nouvo 21.25 Ca bouge en France 21.30 Le Journal de France 2 22.00

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 26/3/10

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