: an act of evading by sudden bodily movement
a : an artful device to evade, deceive, or trick
b : expedient
Examples of DODGE
- It was just another dodge to get out of working.
- <just another dodge to get out of working in the yard>
Origin of DODGE
First Known Use: 1575
Related to DODGE
- artifice, device, trick, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wile
: 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
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>
: to evade a responsibility or duty especially by trickery or deceit
a : to evade by a sudden or repeated shift of position <dodge tacklers>
b : to avoid an encounter with <celebrities dodging the media>
: 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
: 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
- He dodged the first punch but was hit by the second.
- She dodged through the crowds as she hurried home.
- We dodged between the cars as we raced across the street.
- They managed to dodge the reporters by leaving through the back exit.
- She accused him of dodging his responsibilities as a parent.
First Known Use of DODGE
Dodge biographical name \ˈdäj\
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