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Definition of dodge:

  1. Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility.
  2. The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice.
  3. To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble.
  4. To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown.
  5. To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.
  6. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.

Synonyms:

gambit, devisal, plan, fudge, falsify, beat, border, table, take-in, finesse, shunning, duck, manipulate, craft, postpone, confuse, skirt, remit, beleaguer, lash-up, convenience, fake, cook, turning away, burke, put-off, imposture, system, dishearten, widget, bilk, outwit, cunning, hold over, parry, invention, art, blind, elude, shelve, wangle, deflect, misrepresent, scheme, stratagem, dodging, turn off, shenanigan, means, circumvent, contrivance, besiege, environ, gizmo, strategy, overreach, contraption, outline, wile, prorogue, dip, put over, jig, avoidance, outfox, set back, douse, surround, ring, appliance, evasion, gismo, method, outsmart, sleight, cheat, sidestep, eschew, hedge in, evade, hedge, guile, seek, disconcert, hem in, defer, fraud, flurry, get around, honest, gimmick, gadget, block, schema.

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