Definitions for dodgedɒdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dodgedɒdʒ(v.; n.)dodged, dodg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy; avoid.

  2. (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).

    Category: Photography

  3. (v.i.)to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or get behind something.

  4. to use evasive methods; prevaricate.

  5. (n.)a quick, evasive movement, as a sudden jump away to avoid a blow or the like.

  6. a clever scheme; shifty trick.

  7. Slang.an occupation.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of dodge:

1560–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. dodge(noun)

    a quick evasive movement

  3. dodge, dodging, scheme(verb)

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

  4. dodge(verb)

    make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

    "The child dodged the teacher's blow"

  5. dodge(verb)

    move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

    "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"

  6. 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

  1. dodge(verb)ɒdʒ

    to move quickly to avoid

    I managed to dodge out of the way.; She dodged the holes as she rode.

Wiktionary

  1. dodge(Noun)

    An act of dodging

  2. dodge(Noun)

    A trick, evasion or wile

  3. dodge(Verb)

    To avoid by moving out of the way (often suddenly)

    He dodged traffic crossing the street.

  4. dodge(Verb)

    To avoid; to sidestep

    The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.

  5. dodge(Verb)

    To go hither and thither

  6. dodge(Verb)

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

  7. Dodge(ProperNoun)

    derived from a diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)

  8. Dodge(ProperNoun)

    A brand of motor vehicle.

  9. Origin: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dodge(verb)

    to start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start

  2. Dodge(verb)

    to evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble

  3. Dodge(verb)

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

  4. Dodge(verb)

    fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility

  5. Dodge(verb)

    to follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place

  6. Dodge(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Dodge

    Dodge, formally the Dodge Division of Chrysler Group LLC is a brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles presently include the lower-priced badge variants of Chrysler-badged vehicles as well as performance cars, though for much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler's mid-priced brand above Plymouth. Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in 1900, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers and began building complete automobiles in 1915, predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation. The Dodge brothers died suddenly in 1920 and the company was sold to Dillon, Read & Co. in 1925 before being sold to Chrysler in 1928. Dodge vehicles mainly consisted of trucks and full-sized passenger cars through the 1970s, though it did make some inroads into the compact car market during this time. The 1973 oil crisis and its subsequent impact on the American automobile industry led Chrysler to develop the K platform of compact to midsize cars for the 1981 model year. The K platform and its derivatives are credited with reviving Chrysler's business in the 1980s; one such derivative became the Dodge Caravan, which is considered to be the first modern minivan and the best-selling minivan of all time.


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dodge(noun)

an act of dodging.

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