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FUDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fudge mean? 

FUDGE (noun)
  The noun FUDGE has 1 sense:

1. soft creamy candy

  Familiarity information: FUDGE used as a noun is very rare.


FUDGE (verb)
  The verb FUDGE has 2 senses:

1. fake or falsify
2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  Familiarity information: FUDGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUDGE (noun)


Sense 1fudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soft creamy candy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("fudge" is a kind of...):

candy; confect (a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fudge"):

chocolate fudge (fudge made with chocolate or cocoa)

divinity; divinity fudge (white creamy fudge made with egg whites)

panocha; panoche; penoche; penuche (fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts)


FUDGE (verb)


Sense 1fudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fake or falsify

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

fudge; fake; falsify; misrepresent; wangle; manipulate; cook

Context examples:

Fudge the figures / cook the books / falsify the data

Hypernyms (to "fudge" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fudge"):

juggle (manipulate by or as if by moving around components)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2fudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

skirt; hedge; evade; sidestep; fudge; parry; elude; dodge; circumvent; duck; put off

Context examples:

He dodged the issue / she skirted the problem / They tend to evade their responsibilities / he evaded the questions skillfully

Hypernyms (to "fudge" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fudge"):

quibble (evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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