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dodge

noun (n)

  • an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • a quick evasive movement (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery (noun.communication)
    Synonym: dodging, scheme
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The child dodged the teacher's blow.
    source: wordnet30
  • move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The pickpocket dodged through the crowd.
    source: wordnet30
  • avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He dodged the issue.
    source: wordnet30
  • To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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