fudge

Fudge is a rich, chocolate candy made with plenty of sugar, cream, and butter. Fudge is usually cut into squares and eaten in small quantities.

While fudge comes in many different flavors, it's usually chocolate. In the US, another kind of fudge is smooth, melted chocolate that can be poured over the top of ice cream. When fudge is a verb, it means to avoid straightforwardly answering a question or addressing a subject: "Just answer my question and don't fudge the issue!" Fudge is an American word from college slang meaning "a made-up story."

Definitions of fudge
  1. noun
    soft creamy candy
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    candy, confect
    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
  2. verb
    tamper, with the purpose of deception
    Fudge the figures”
    synonyms: cook, fake, falsify, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
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    types:
    juggle
    manipulate by or as if by moving around components
    type of:
    cheat, chisel
    engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
  3. verb
    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    synonyms: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
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    types:
    beg, beg the question
    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
    quibble
    evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
    type of:
    avoid
    stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
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