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fudge

noun uk   /fʌdʒ/ us  

fudge noun (SWEET)

[U] a soft sweet made from sugar, butter, and milk

fudge noun (AVOID)

[C usually singular] a plan or action that avoids making a clear decision or giving a clear answer: She suspects that this compromise deal will be nothing more than a fudge. It's a bit of a fudge but we could put the cost through on next year's budget.

fudge

verb [T] uk   /fʌdʒ/ us  
to avoid making a decision or giving a clear answer about something: The government continues to fudge the issue by refusing to give exact figures.
(Definition of fudge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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