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  1. dodge
    IPA[däj]
  2. verb

    • 1. avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement:

      we ducked inside our doorway to dodge shrapnel that was raining down
      Synonym : dart, bolt, duck, dive, swerve, body-swerve, sidestep, veer, lunge, jump, leap, spring, elude, evade, avoid, stay away from, steer clear of, escape, run away from, break away from, lose, leave behind, shake, shake off, fend off, keep at arm's length, give someone a wide berth, keep one's distance from, deceive, trick, cheat, end-run, ditch, give someone the slip
    • 2. move quickly to one side or out of the way:

      Adam dodged between the cars
    • 3. avoid (something) in a cunning or dishonest way:

      he went after people who had either dodged the war or invented a record in it
      Synonym : avoid, evade, shun, get out of, slide out of, back out of, steer clear of, sidestep, circumvent, skirt around, bypass, give something a miss, find a way out of, duck, wriggle out of, cop out of, funk, skive, skive off, cut, duck-shove, decline, bilk
    • 4. expose (one area of a print) less than the rest during processing or enlarging:

      he dodged and burned the photograph to get the exact exposure levels he was after

    noun

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: dodge, 3rd person present: dodges, gerund or present participle: dodging, past tense: dodged, past participle: dodged

    • verb

      avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement:

      move quickly to one side or out of the way:

    • noun

      a sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something.

      a cunning trick or dishonest act, in particular one intended to avoid something unpleasant:

    • a city in southwestern Kansas; population 25,689 (est. 2008). Established in 1872 as a railhead on the Santa Fe Trail, it rapidly gained a reputation as a rowdy frontier town.
    • a commercial and mining city in northwestern Iowa; population 25,180 (est. 2008).
    • verb

      steal (unbranded cattle):
    • a city in south-western Kansas; population 25,689 (est. 2008). Established in 1872 as a railhead on the Santa Fe Trail, it rapidly gained a reputation as a rowdy frontier town.
    • manage to avoid a difficult or unwelcome situation
    • manage to avoid a difficult or unwelcome situation
    • noun

      the action or practice of travelling on public transport without paying the required fare:
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