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dodge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dodge

  1. a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <just another dodge to get out of working in the yard> Synonyms artifice, device, trick, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen




dodge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dodge

  1. 1 to move suddenly aside or to and fro <dodging through the crowd on his way to the exit> Synonyms duck, jink, sidestep, slalom, weave, zigzag Related Words avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip

  2. 2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <always trying to dodge the landlord's rule prohibiting pets> Synonyms beat, bypass, circumvent, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirtRelated Words avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

  3. 3 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery <dodged the horde of paparazzi by leaving through the service entrance> Synonyms avoid, escape, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Related Words miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwartNear Antonyms accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur




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