Dodge meaning

dŏj
Dodge is defined as to evade, twist or move out of the way to avoid being hit.

An example of dodge is avoiding a question by changing the subject.

An example of dodge is jumping out of the way of an oncoming bicycle.

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To evade something by cunning, trickery, or deceit.
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To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit.

Kept dodging the reporter's questions.

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To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
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To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
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To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly.

The child dodged through the crowd.

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The act of dodging.

Made a dodge to the left.

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A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone.

A tax dodge.

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To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow.
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To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty.
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To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
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To evade (a question, charge, etc.) by trickery, cleverness, etc.
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To avoid meeting.
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To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement.
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A dodging.
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A trick used in evading or cheating.
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A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
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To avoid by moving suddenly out of the way.

He dodged traffic crossing the street.

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(figuratively) To avoid; to sidestep.

The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.

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(archaic) To go hither and thither.
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(photography) To decrease the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them darker (compare burn).
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To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.
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An act of dodging.
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A surname​ derived from a Middle English diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)
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A brand of motor vehicle.
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Origin of dodge

  • Origin unknown

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

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

    From Wiktionary