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Meaning & Definition of Dodge in English

English

Dodge

/dɑʤ/

noun

1. An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

  • "His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
    synonym:
  • contrivance
  • ,
  • stratagem
  • ,
  • dodge

2. A quick evasive movement

    synonym:
  • dodge

3. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    synonym:
  • dodge
  • ,
  • dodging
  • ,
  • scheme

verb

1. Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

  • "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
    synonym:
  • dodge

2. Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

  • "The pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
    synonym:
  • dodge

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

  • "He dodged the issue"
  • "She skirted the problem"
  • "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
  • "He evaded the questions skillfully"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • fudge
  • ,
  • evade
  • ,
  • put off
  • ,
  • circumvent
  • ,
  • parry
  • ,
  • elude
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • dodge
  • ,
  • duck
  • ,
  • sidestep

Examples of using

How’d he dodge the draft?
On his bicycle he can dodge through traffic with amazing speed.