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dodge

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noun \ˈdäj\

Simple Definition of dodge

  • : a clever or dishonest trick done in order to avoid something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dodge

  1. 1 :  an act of evading by sudden bodily movement

  2. 2 a :  an artful device to evade, deceive, or trick b :  expedient

Examples of dodge in a sentence

  1. It was just another dodge to get out of working.

  2. <just another dodge to get out of working in the yard>



Origin and Etymology of dodge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1575


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dodge

verb

Simple Definition of dodge

  • : to move quickly to one side in order to avoid being hit by (someone or something)

  • : to move quickly in order to avoid being hit, seen, stopped, etc.

  • : to get away from or avoid (someone or something) in a skillful or dishonest way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dodge

dodged

dodging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course <dodged through the crowd> b :  to make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow) <dodged behind the door>

  3. 2 :  to evade a responsibility or duty especially by trickery or deceit

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to evade by a sudden or repeated shift of position <dodge tacklers> b :  to avoid an encounter with <celebrities dodging the media>

  6. 2 :  to evade (as a duty) usually indirectly or by trickery <dodged the draft by leaving the country> <dodged questions>

dodge a bullet

also

dodge the bullet

  1. :  to narrowly avoid an unwelcome, harmful, or disastrous outcome or occurrence <coastal towns dodged a bullet when the hurricane veered out to sea>

Examples of dodge in a sentence

  1. He dodged the first punch but was hit by the second.

  2. She dodged through the crowds as she hurried home.

  3. We dodged between the cars as we raced across the street.

  4. They managed to dodge the reporters by leaving through the back exit.

  5. She accused him of dodging his responsibilities as a parent.



1680

First Known Use of dodge

1680

Rhymes with dodge


Dodge

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biographical name \ˈdäj\

Definition of Dodge

  1. Mary Elizabeth 1831–1905 née Mapes play \ˈmāps\ Am. author



Rhymes with dodge



DODGE Defined for Kids

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dodge

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noun \ˈdäj\

Definition of dodge for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden movement to one side

  2. 2 :  a trick done to avoid something




2

dodge

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verb

Definition of dodge for Students

dodged

dodging

  1. 1 :  to move suddenly aside or to and fro <We dodged through the crowd.>

  2. 2 :  to avoid especially by moving quickly <dodge a punch>

  3. 3 :  evade <I dodged the question.>

dodger

noun




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