dodge the draft

Definition of dodge the draft

:to avoid being drafted into the military
  • Many young men tried to dodge the draft by leaving the country.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : expedient

  1. : to move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

  2. : to make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow)

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

draft play
  1. : the act of drawing or pulling in a net

  2. : haul

  3. : the act or an instance of drinking or inhaling

  1. : used or adapted for drawing loads

  2. : being or having been ready to be drawn from a receptacle : being or having been on draft

  1. : to select for some purpose: such as

  2. : to conscript for military service

  3. : to select (a professional athlete) by draft


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