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dodging

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
  • the governor's repeated dodging of tough questions at the press conference

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dodging

verb
present participle of dodge

Synonyms & Antonyms of dodging (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move suddenly aside or to and fro
  • dodging through the crowd on his way to the exit

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2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness
  • always trying to dodge the landlord's rule prohibiting pets

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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

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“Dodging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dodging. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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