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v. dodged, dodg·ing, dodg·es
1. To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
2. To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit: kept dodging the reporter's questions.
3. To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
1. To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly: The child dodged through the crowd.
2. To evade something by cunning, trickery, or deceit.
1. The act of dodging: made a dodge to the left.
2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone: a tax dodge. See Synonyms at wile.
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|Noun||1.||dodging - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"|
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
escape mechanism - a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
malingering, skulking - evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated; "they developed a test to detect malingering"
circumvention - the act of evading by going around
|2.||dodging - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery|
|3.||dodging - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening|
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
aversion, averting - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
escape - an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
near thing - something that barely avoids failure or disaster