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dodge

 (dŏj)
v. dodged, dodg·ing, dodg·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
n.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

dodge

(dɒdʒ)
vb
1. to avoid or attempt to avoid (a blow, discovery, etc), as by moving suddenly
2. to evade (questions, etc) by cleverness or trickery
3. (Music, other) (intr) bell-ringing to make a bell change places with its neighbour when sounding in successive changes
4. (Photography) (tr) photog to lighten or darken (selected areas on a print) by manipulating the light from an enlarger
n
5. a plan or expedient contrived to deceive
6. a sudden evasive or hiding movement
7. a clever contrivance
8. (Music, other) bell-ringing the act of dodging
[C16: of unknown origin]

dodge

(dɒdʒ)

v. dodged, dodg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy; avoid.
2. (in printing a photograph) to shade (an area of a print) from exposure for a period while exposing the remainder of the print, in order to lighten or eliminate the area (sometimes fol. by out).
v.i.
3. to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or get behind something.
4. to use evasive methods; prevaricate.
n.
5. a quick, evasive movement, as a sudden jump away to avoid a blow or the like.
6. a clever scheme; shifty trick.
7. Slang. an occupation.
[1560–70]

dodge


Past participle: dodged
Gerund: dodging

Imperative
dodge
dodge
Present
I dodge
you dodge
he/she/it dodges
we dodge
you dodge
they dodge
Preterite
I dodged
you dodged
he/she/it dodged
we dodged
you dodged
they dodged
Present Continuous
I am dodging
you are dodging
he/she/it is dodging
we are dodging
you are dodging
they are dodging
Present Perfect
I have dodged
you have dodged
he/she/it has dodged
we have dodged
you have dodged
they have dodged
Past Continuous
I was dodging
you were dodging
he/she/it was dodging
we were dodging
you were dodging
they were dodging
Past Perfect
I had dodged
you had dodged
he/she/it had dodged
we had dodged
you had dodged
they had dodged
Future
I will dodge
you will dodge
he/she/it will dodge
we will dodge
you will dodge
they will dodge
Future Perfect
I will have dodged
you will have dodged
he/she/it will have dodged
we will have dodged
you will have dodged
they will have dodged
Future Continuous
I will be dodging
you will be dodging
he/she/it will be dodging
we will be dodging
you will be dodging
they will be dodging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dodging
you have been dodging
he/she/it has been dodging
we have been dodging
you have been dodging
they have been dodging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dodging
you will have been dodging
he/she/it will have been dodging
we will have been dodging
you will have been dodging
they will have been dodging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dodging
you had been dodging
he/she/it had been dodging
we had been dodging
you had been dodging
they had been dodging
Conditional
I would dodge
you would dodge
he/she/it would dodge
we would dodge
you would dodge
they would dodge
Past Conditional
I would have dodged
you would have dodged
he/she/it would have dodged
we would have dodged
you would have dodged
they would have dodged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dodge - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
plant - something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
pump-and-dump scheme - an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises
wangle, wangling - an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
2.dodge - a quick evasive movement
evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
3.dodge - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickerydodge - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
Verb1.dodge - make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.dodge - move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course; "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.dodge - avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
beg - dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"

dodge

verb
1. duck, dart, swerve, sidestep, shoot, shift, turn aside, body-swerve (Scot.) We dodged behind a pillar.
2. evade, avoid, escape, get away from, elude, body-swerve (Scot.), slip through the net of Thieves dodged the security system in the shop.
3. avoid, hedge, parry, get out of, shun, evade, sidestep, circumvent, shirk He has repeatedly dodged the question.
noun
1. trick, scheme, ploy, trap, device, fraud, con (slang), manoeuvre, deception, scam (slang), gimmick, hoax, wheeze (Brit. slang), deceit, ruse, artifice, subterfuge, canard, feint, stratagem, contrivance, machination It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.

dodge

verb
1. To keep away from:
Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep clear of.
2. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely:
noun
An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end:
Informal: shenanigan, take-in.
Translations
تَفادٍ، تَجَنُّبحيلَه، خُدْعَهيَتَفادى، يَتَجَنَّبيُرَاوِغُ
uskočitúskokvyhnout sevyhnutífinta
knebknibe uden omspringe til sidenundgåundvige
väistäävältellä
izbjeći
csel
kænskubragî; undanbrögîundanbrögî; kænskubragîvíkja eîa skjótast undan; sneiîa hjá
さっと身をかわして避ける
재빨리 몸을 비키다
išsisukimasišsisuktišmurkštelėti
izlocīšanāsizlocītiesizvairīšanāsizvairītiesmesties ap stūri
finta
izogniti se
undvika
หลบหลีก
atlatmaatlatmakçalım atmaçalım atmakdolap
né tránh

dodge

[dɒdʒ]
A. N
1. (= movement) → regate m (Boxing etc) → finta f
2. (Brit) (= trick) → truco m
B. VT (= elude) [+ blow, ball] → esquivar; [+ pursuer] → dar esquinazo a; [+ acquaintance, problem] → evitar; [+ tax] → evadir; [+ responsibility, duty, job] → eludir
to dodge the issueeludir el tema
C. VIescabullirse (Boxing) → hacer una finta
to dodge out of the wayecharse a un lado
to dodge behind a treeocultarse tras un árbol
to dodge round a cornerescabullirse detrás de una esquina
dodge about VI + ADVir de aquí para allá

dodge

[ˈdɒdʒ]
n (= trick) → truc m, combine f
vt
[+ opponent, vehicle] → esquiver, éviter
[+ responsibility] → éviter; [+ tax] → éviter de payer
[+ question] → éluder
vi
(= move) → faire un saut de côté
to dodge behind sth → se jeter derrière qch
to dodge out of the way → s'esquiver
to dodge through the traffic → se faufiler entre les voitures
(SPORT)feinterdodgem® car [ˈdɒdʒəm] n (mainly British) to go on the dodgems → aller faire un tour d'autos tamponneuses

dodge

n
(lit)Sprung mzur Seite, rasches Ausweichen; (Ftbl, Boxing) → Ausweichen nt
(= trick)Trick m, → Kniff m; (= ingenious plan)Glanzidee f (inf); to know all the dodgesmit allen Wassern gewaschen sein
vt blow, ball, question, difficultyausweichen (+dat); taxumgehen; (= shirk) work, military servicesich drücken vor (+dat); to dodge the issueder (eigentlichen) Frage ausweichen or aus dem Weg gehen
viausweichen; to dodge out of sightblitzschnell verschwinden, sich blitzschnell verdrücken (inf); to dodge out of the way (of car, blow)zur Seite springen; to dodge behind a treehinter einen Baum springen; to dodge through the trafficsich durch den Verkehr schlängeln

dodge

[dɒdʒ]
1. n (fam) (trick) → espediente m, trucco
a tax dodge → un trucchetto per evadere le tasse
2. vt (blow, missile) → schivare; (pursuer, question, difficulty) → eludere; (tax) → evadere; (work, duty) → sottrarsi a
to dodge the issue → girare intorno all'argomento
3. viscansarsi (Sport) → fare una schivata
to dodge out of the way → scansarsi
to dodge through the traffic → destreggiarsi nel traffico
to dodge behind a tree → nascondersi dietro un albero

dodge

(dodʒ) verb
to avoid (something) by a sudden and/or clever movement. She dodged the blow; He dodged round the corner out of sight; Politicians are very good at dodging difficult questions.
noun
1. an act of dodging.
2. a trick. You'll never catch him – he knows every dodge there is.
ˈdodgy adjective
1. difficult or risky. Catching the 5.15 train after the meeting will be rather dodgy.
2. (of a person, organization etc) not trustworthy or safe, financially or otherwise. I think the whole business sounds a bit dodgy.

dodge

يُرَاوِغُ uskočit springe til siden ausweichen αποφεύγω με ελιγμό apartarse, esquivar väistää éviter izbjeći schivare さっと身をかわして避ける 재빨리 몸을 비키다 ontwijken unnvike odskoczyć esquivar-se увертываться undvika หลบหลีก kenara kaçmak né tránh 躲开
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But he who dodges hospitals and jails, and walks fast crossing grave-yards, and would rather talk of operas than hell; calls Cowper, Young, Pascal, Rousseau, poor devils all of sick men; and throughout a care-free lifetime swears by Rabelais as passing wise, and therefore jolly; --not that man is fitted to sit down on tomb-stones, and break the green damp mould with unfathomably wondrous Solomon.
Course Lizy she hars, and she dodges back, when Mas'r Haley he goes past the door; and then, I tell ye, she clared out de side door; she went down de river bank;--Mas'r Haley he seed her, and yelled out, and him, and me, and Andy, we took arter.
This part of the business, however, did not last long; for the young rascal, being expert at a variety of feints and dodges, of which my aunt had no conception, soon went whooping away, leaving some deep impressions of his nailed boots in the flower-beds, and taking his donkey in triumph with him.
The cards, of course, are for card tricks, and they are scattered on the floor because he had just been practising one of those dodges of sending them flying through the air.
His anxiety to meet you, however, is proof against all your coolness, and the energetic manner in which he dodges up and down the pond so as to be on the spot to greet you when you land is really quite flattering.
The shepherd is an old hand, and up to all the dodges.
I have reason to know that a local friend of ours (on whom I beg to bestow a passing but a hearty malediction, with the kind permission of my reverend friend) sneaks to and fro, and dodges up and down.
He dodges about in his boat, does this man, till he gets chilled.
For the strain constantly kept up by the windlass continually keeps the whale rolling over and over in the water, and as the blubber in one strip uniformly peels off along the line called the scarf, simultaneously cut by the spades of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
And they soon were gone, for when they understood Jerry's dodge they got out, calling him all sorts of bad names and blustering about his number and getting a summons.
I should never be able to dodge his sword, that was plain.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house