Definitions for dodgedɒdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dodgedɒdʒ(v.; n.)dodged, dodg•ing
(v.t.)to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy; avoid.
(in printing a photograph) 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 fol. by out).
(v.i.)to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or get behind something.
to use evasive methods; prevaricate.
(n.)a quick, evasive movement, as a sudden jump away to avoid a blow or the like.
a clever scheme; shifty trick.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of dodge:
contrivance, stratagem, dodge(noun)
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
a quick evasive movement
dodge, dodging, scheme(verb)
a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
"The child dodged the teacher's blow"
move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
"the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
"He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move quickly to avoid
I managed to dodge out of the way.; She dodged the holes as she rode.
An act of dodging
A trick, evasion or wile
To avoid by moving out of the way (often suddenly)
He dodged traffic crossing the street.
To avoid; to sidestep
The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.
To go hither and thither
To decrease the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them darker (compare burn).
derived from a diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)
A brand of motor vehicle.
Origin: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder
to start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start
to evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble
to evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown
fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility
to follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place
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
Translations for dodge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of dodging.
- ontwykende bewegingAfrikaans
- تَفادٍ، تَجَنُّبArabic
- evasãoPortuguese (BR)
- uskočení; vyhnutíCzech
- das AusweichenGerman
- knibe uden om; undgåDanish
- جاخالی؛ طفرهFarsi
- mouvement de côtéFrench
- izbjegavanje, izvrdavanjeCroatian
- undanbrögð; kænskubragðIcelandic
- 교묘한 회피Korean
- išsisukimas, vengimasLithuanian
- izlocīšanās; izvairīšanāsLatvian
- ontwijkende bewegingDutch
- unnvikende skritt/handlingNorwegian
- جاخالی؛ طفرهPersian
- يوې خواته كېدلPashto
- ocolire, evitareRomanian
- úskok, vyhnutieSlovak
- språng åt sidan, väjningSwedish
- atlatma, yançizme, çalım atmaTurkish
- 閃避Chinese (Trad.)
- викрут, вивертUkrainian
- بدلتا پینتراUrdu
- sự lẩn tránhVietnamese
- 闪躲，躲避Chinese (Simp.)
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