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Definition of budget noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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budget

noun
/ˈbʌdʒət/ budget pronunciation American
 
1 [countable, uncountable] the money that is available to a person or an organization and a plan of how it will be spent over a period of timea monthly/an annual/a family budgetthe education/defense budget (= the amount of money that can be spent on this)an advertising budget of $2 milliona big-budget movieWe decorated the house on a tight budget (= without much money to spend).The work was finished on time and within budget (= did not cost more money than was planned).They went over budget (= spent too much money).budget cuts2 an official statement by the government of a country's income from taxes, etc. and how it will be spenttax cuts in this year's budgeta budget deficit (= when the government spends more money than it earns)Usage notesTopic Collocations: Businessrunning a businessbuy/acquire/own/sell a company/firm/franchiseset up/establish/start/start up/launch a business/companyrun/operate a business/company/franchisehead/run a firm/department/teammake/secure/win/lose/block a dealexpand/grow/build the businessboost/increase investment/spending/sales/turnover/earnings/exports/tradeincrease/expand production/output/salesboost/maximize production/productivity/efficiency/income/revenue/profit/profitabilityachieve/maintain/sustain growth/profitabilitycut/reduce/bring down/lower/slash costs/pricesannounce/impose/make cuts/cutbackssales and marketingbreak into/enter/capture/dominate a marketcapture/gain/grab/take/win/boost/lose market shareidentify/find/build/create a market for somethingstart/launch an advertising/a marketing campaigndevelop/launch/promote a product/Web siteestimate/assess/create/generate demand for your productattract/get/retain/keep/help customers/clientsdrive/generate/boost/increase demand/salesbeat/keep ahead of/out-think/outperform/ (informal) stymie the competitionmeet/reach/exceed/miss sales targetsfinancedraw up/set/present/propose/agree on/approve a budgetkeep to/balance/cut/reduce/slash the budgetbe/come in below/under/over/within budgetgenerate income/revenue/profit(s)/funds/businessfund/finance a campaign/a venture/an expansion/spending/a deficitprovide/raise/allocate capital/fundsattract/encourage investment/investorsrecover/recoup costs/losses/an investment/an outlayget/obtain/offer someone/grant someone credit/a loanapply for/raise/secure/arrange/provide financingfailurelose business/trade/customers/sales/revenueaccumulate/accrue/incur/run up debtssuffer/sustain enormous/heavy/serious lossesface cuts/a deficit/bankruptcy/a shortfalldeclare/file for/enter/avoid/escape bankruptcyliquidate a company/a business/assetssurvive/weather a recession/downturnpropose/seek/block/oppose a mergerlaunch/make/accept/contest/defeat a takeover bidUsage notesTopic Collocations: The Economymanaging the economyhandle/run/manage the economyboost investment/spending/employment/growthstimulate demand/the economy/industrycut/reduce investment/spending/borrowingreduce/curb/control/keep down inflationcreate/fuel growth/demand/a boom/a bubbleencourage/foster/promote/stimulate/stifle innovation/competitionencourage/work with/compete with the private sectorincrease/boost/promote U.S./agricultural exportsban/restrict/block cheap/foreign importsthe economy grows/expands/shrinks/contracts/slows (down)/recovers/improves/is boomingenjoy an economic/housing/property boomeconomic problemspush up/drive up prices/costs/inflationdamage/hurt/destroy industry/the economycause/lead to/go into/avoid/escape recessionexperience/suffer a recession/downturnfight/combat inflation/deflation/unemploymentcause/create inflation/poverty/unemploymentcreate/burst a housing/stock market bubblecause/trigger a stock market crash/the collapse of the banking systemface/be plunged into a financial/an economic crisisbe caught in/experience cycles of boom and bustpublic financecut/reduce/slash/increase/double the defense/education budgetincrease/boost/slash/cut public spendingincrease/raise/cut/lower/reduce taxesraise/cut/lower/reduce interest ratesease/loosen/tighten monetary policybalance the (state/federal) budgetachieve/maintain a balanced budgetrun a ($4 trillion) budget deficit/surplus⇨ more collocations at politics, voting