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Definitions of dodge

  1. To start aside and evade; to evade and disappoint by mean shuffling tricks; to shuffle; to quibble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To escape from by starting aside. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To evade by a sudden shift of place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To evade by sudden motion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To avoid by a sudden turn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To start aside and shift about; evade; avoid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To start aside or shift about: to evade or use mean tricks: to shuffle or quibble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To start aside; evade; elude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To move quickly to one side; shift; evade; skulk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To evade by suddenly shifting one's position. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To follow in the track of any one in his ins and outs; to shift place by a sudden start; to deceive one by change of motion; to be evasive; to quibble. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. The act of dodging; a trick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Dodger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. An evasion: a trick: a quibble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Evasion; trick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. An evasion; trick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A trick; an evasion; a quibble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A low trick; a quibble; an evasion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dodge

  1. To tell the truth I've the very worst head in the world for business, you know, and I always manage to dodge it whenever I get half a chance." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  2. The way he does dodge the spot- light! – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
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