Dodge Definition

dŏj
dodged, dodges, dodging
verb
dodged, dodges, dodging
To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
Webster's New World
To evade (a question, charge, etc.) by trickery, cleverness, etc.
Webster's New World
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow.
Webster's New World
To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
American Heritage
To avoid meeting.
Webster's New World
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noun
dodges
A dodging.
Webster's New World
A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone.
A tax dodge.
American Heritage
A trick used in evading or cheating.
Webster's New World
A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A surname​ derived from a Middle English diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)

Wiktionary

A brand of motor vehicle.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Dodge

  • Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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