Definition of Dodge

1. Noun. An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade. "His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

Exact synonyms: Contrivance, Stratagem
Generic synonyms: Scheme, Strategy
Specialized synonyms: Plant, Pump-and-dump Scheme, Wangle, Wangling
Derivative terms: Dodgy

2. Verb. Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid. "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. A quick evasive movement.
Generic synonyms: Evasion

4. Verb. Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course. "The pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
Generic synonyms: Move

5. Noun. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
Exact synonyms: Dodging, Scheme
Generic synonyms: Falsehood, Falsity, Untruth

6. Verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). "He evaded the questions skillfully"
Exact synonyms: Circumvent, Duck, Elude, Evade, Fudge, Hedge, Parry, Put Off, Sidestep, Skirt
Specialized synonyms: Beg, Quibble
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Circumvention, Dodger, Dodging, Dodging, Evasion, Hedge, Hedger, Hedging

Definition of Dodge

1. v. i. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.

2. v. t. To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown.

3. n. The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice.

Definition of Dodge

1. Proper noun. (surname from=given names dot=) derived from a (etyl enm) diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.) ¹

2. Proper noun. A brand of motor vehicle. ¹

3. Verb. To avoid by moving out of the way (often suddenly) ¹

4. Verb. (figuratively) To avoid; to sidestep ¹

5. Verb. (archaic) To go hither and thither ¹

6. Verb. (photography) To decrease the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them darker (compare (term burn)). ¹

7. Noun. An act of dodging ¹

8. Noun. A trick, evasion or wile ¹

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Definition of Dodge

1. to evade [v DODGED, DODGING, DODGES] - See also: evade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dodge

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dodecyl sulfate
dodge (current term)
dodge a bullet
dodge ball

Literary usage of Dodge

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1. Who's who in America by Marquis Who's Who, Inc (1901)
"Ellas E. dodge; academic ed n in Troy, NY; m. Harriet S. Payne, May 30, 1877. In editorial charge local Associated Press Bureau, New York, 1887-91; ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Mr. Justice Gray delivered the opinion of the court: This is an appeal by the children and heirs at law of Frances I. dodge, a married woman, deceased, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See monthly numbers of School science and mathematics dodge, Martin H. City ... Nat Munie R 6:41-8 Ja '17 dodge, Richard Elwood Humanizing school geography. ..."

4. The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days by Andy Adams (1903)
""You have a wide, open country from here into dodge," said he, ... I 'll try to meet you at Mulberry Creek, which is about ten miles south of dodge. ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"Upon moving out from camp, the following field, staff and line-officers were in their respective proper positions ; Colonel CC dodge, Lieut. ..."

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