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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
goldbricking, goofing off, shirking, slacking, soldiering - the evasion of work or duty
circumvention - the act of evading by going around
2.dodging - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickerydodging - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
3.dodging - deliberately avoidingdodging - 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
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The final step in perfecting this master file is applying some dodging and burning to respectively lighten and darken specific areas of the print, enhancing its appearance.
Dodging and burning are often used to prepare a photograph for painting.