fudge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fudge" in British English

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fudgenoun

uk   us   /fʌdʒ/

fudge noun (SWEET/CANDY)

[U] a ​softsweet made from ​sugar, ​butter, and ​milk

fudge noun (AVOID)

[C usually singular] UK a ​plan or ​action that ​avoids making a ​cleardecision or giving a ​clearanswer: She ​suspects that this ​compromisedeal 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.

fudgeverb [T]

uk   us   /fʌdʒ/
to ​avoid making a ​decision or giving a ​clearanswer about something: The ​governmentcontinues to fudge the ​issue by ​refusing to give ​exactfigures.
(Definition of fudge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fudge" in American English

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fudgenoun [U]

 us   /fʌdʒ/

fudge noun [U] (CANDY)

a ​soft, ​creamycandy made from ​sugar, ​milk, ​butter, and ​chocolate or other ​flavoring

fudgeverb [I/T]

 us   /fʌdʒ/

fudge verb [I/T] (CHEAT)

to ​cheat about something ​slightly, esp. by not ​reportingfactsaccurately or not ​telling the ​exacttruth: [T] I ​think the ​company fudged the ​figures to make ​theirlosseslook less than they were.
(Definition of fudge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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