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Definition of "dodge" []

  • To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside. (verb-transitive)
  • To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit: kept dodging the reporter's questions. (verb-transitive)
  • To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process. (verb-transitive)
  • To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly: The child dodged through the crowd. (verb-intransitive)
  • To practice trickery or cunning; prevaricate. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dodge" in a sentence
  • "It’s now almost as outdated in the neologism dodge as the suffixes -arama and -aholic."
  • "The “pass it piecemeal” dodge is an inability to face consequences."
  • "The rejectionism dodge is not credible for three reasons:"