dodge [doj] /dɒdʒ/ Show IPA verb, dodged, dodging, noun
verb (used with object)
to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy:
to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
Also, hold back
(in printing) 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 followed by out
verb (used without object)
to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or get behind something.
to use evasive methods; prevaricate:
When asked a direct question, he dodges.
a quick, evasive movement, as a sudden jump away to avoid a blow or the like.
an ingenious expedient or contrivance; shifty trick.
Slang. a business, profession, or occupation.
1560–70; of obscure origin
outdodge, verb (used with object), outdodged, outdodging.
1. avoid. 4. equivocate, quibble.