to proceed, to happen;
also, to thrive, to take shape
- 1581 obs.
a variant of fadge (vb. to fit in with or suit the surroundings; hence to get on, to succeed, to thrive)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1581 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Againe Priam perceiuing well, that thus this geare woulde fodge,
Priam to the Troyās & Greekes..."
From: Ten Books of Homers Iliades
- Translated out of French by Arthur Hall