Definition of Dodging

1. Noun. Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do. "That escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"




2. Noun. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
Exact synonyms: Dodge, Scheme
Generic synonyms: Falsehood, Falsity, Untruth
Derivative terms: Dodge

3. Noun. Deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening.
Exact synonyms: Avoidance, Shunning, Turning Away
Generic synonyms: Rejection
Specialized synonyms: Aversion, Averting, Escape, Near Thing
Derivative terms: Avoid, Dodge, Shun

Definition of Dodging

1. Verb. (present participle of dodge) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dodging

1. dodge [v] - See also: dodge

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Literary usage of Dodging

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1. Corruption in American Politics and Life by Robert Clarkson Brooks (1910)
"Certain of the moral aspects of tax dodging have been dealt with in an ... On the other hand more or less deliberate dodging is indulged in very largely. ..."

2. The New Public Health by Hibbert Winslow Hill (1916)
"dodging INFECTION " " dodging infection " rests on simple principles, already outlined. The one essential is to exclude from entrance to the body, ..."

3. The Complete Photographer by Roger Child Bayley (1906)
"CHAPTER XX dodging AND "FAKING" Selective focussing—Physical ... printing—Retouching—Vignetting by reduction—Guide prints—The misuse of dodging. ..."

4. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"dodging the Constables. My benefit came off, and a bumper it was ! The street in front of the theatre was literally crowded with people long before the ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"... and playing the 'squirrel-game' of dodging around a tree to avoid the shot of the other, until assistance should arrive! ..."

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