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English definition of “budget”

budget

verb [I or T]     /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
to plan how much money you will spend on something: An extra £20 million has been budgeted for schools this year.AccountingBudgeting and saving money budgetary     /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪ.ter.i/ US  /-ter.i/ adjective budgetary constraintsEconomics and the state of the economy
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