Green’s Dictionary of Slang

budge v.1

[SE budge, to move]

1. to leave; thus budged, budging.

[UK]Rowlands Martin Mark-all 42: The quire coues are budgd to the bowsing ken, / As Romely as a ball [...] Out budgd the Coue of the Ken, / With a ben filtch in his quarr’me.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew.
[UK]New Canting Dict. n.p.: To budge [...] to stir, or move, as, Why don’t you budge? or, The Cull won’t budge; us’d to a plunder’d Passenger, when he is loth to be dragg’d away, in order to be ty’d down in a Ditch, or to be driven into the Woods to be gagg’d and bound.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]J. Freeth ‘A Strolling Ballad Singer’s Ramble to London’ Political Songster 6: We left the Tar to pay the shot, / Then budg’d away to Fenny.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]J. Burrowes Life in St George’s Fields 13: Dick was now obliged to give his pal the wink to prepare for budging.
[UK]Lytton Paul Clifford I 74: Oh, you viper, budge and begone!
[US]Boston Blade 10 June n.p.: We took the hint and budged.
[US]F.M. Whitcher Widow Bedott Papers (1883) 75: Go into the kitchen – budge!
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]W. Hooe Sharping London 34: budge, to move away.
[Scot]R.L. Stevenson Treasure Island 39: We’ll have to budge, mates.

2. (UK und.) vtr., to convey, to take.

[UK]J. Taylor Crabtree Lectures 191: Cove. But sto Mort: what if I should bee Cloyed in the milling of Cacklers, Quacklers, or Duds, or nipping a Bung, and so be cloyed, & budged to the Naskin.

3. (UK Und.) to travel, to move.

[UK]J. Taylor Crabtree Lectures 191: Mort. I will bing to the Coves and the Morts, and whid to them for Lower, that thou maist budge out of the Naskin: and then budge into the Rum-vile.
[UK]Bacchanalian Mag. 18: To Fleet-street then away we budg’d.

In phrases

budge a beak (v.)

to run away (before the authorities appear).

[UK]Rowlands Martin Mark-all 42: For all the Rome coues are budgd a beake.
[UK]J. Taylor Crabtree Lectures 191: Mort. Ile tell thee queere Cove, thou must [...] lib in the Strummel, al the darkmans, and budge a beake in the light mans.