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Dodge

[doj] /dɒdʒ/
noun
1.
Mary Elizabeth, 1831–1905, U.S. editor and author of children's books.
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British Dictionary definitions for mary elizabeth dodge

dodge

/dɒdʒ/
verb
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.
(intransitive) (bell-ringing) to make a bell change places with its neighbour when sounding in successive changes
4.
(transitive) (photog) to lighten or darken (selected areas on a print) by manipulating the light from an enlarger
noun
5.
a plan or expedient contrived to deceive
6.
a sudden evasive or hiding movement
7.
a clever contrivance
8.
(bell-ringing) the act of dodging
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for mary elizabeth dodge
dodge
1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Meaning "person's way of making a living" is from 1842. Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mary elizabeth dodge

dodge

noun

A person's way of making a living, esp if illegal or dubious •Often ironically and deprecatingly used of one's own perfectly ordinary line of work: We used to run gin, but when prohibition ended we had to give up that dodge/ One of the better practitioners of the dictionary dodge (1842+)


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