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Definition 1: a quick evasive movement - [noun denoting act]

(dodge is a kind of ...) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

Definition 2: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dodge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track

Synonyms for dodge in the sense of this definition

(dodge is a kind of ...) an elaborate and systematic plan of action

(... is a kind of dodge ) something planted secretly for discovery by another

"the police used a plant to trick the thieves" "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"

(... is a kind of dodge ) an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises

(... is a kind of dodge ) an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery

Definition 3: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dodge in the sense of this definition

(dodge is a kind of ...) a false statement

Definition 4: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where dodge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for dodge in the sense of this definition

(dodge is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of dodge ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of dodge ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 5: make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid - [verb of motion]

Samples where dodge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child dodged the teacher's blow

(dodge is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 6: move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course - [verb of motion]

Samples where dodge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pickpocket dodged through the crowd

(dodge is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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