What does dodge mean?

Definitions for dodge
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dodge.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. dodge(Noun)

    An act of dodging

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

  2. dodge(Noun)

    A trick, evasion or wile

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

  3. dodge(Verb)

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

    He dodged traffic crossing the street.

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

  4. dodge(Verb)

    To avoid; to sidestep

    The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.

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

  5. dodge(Verb)

    To go hither and thither

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

  6. dodge(Verb)

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

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

  7. Dodge(ProperNoun)

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

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

  8. Dodge(ProperNoun)

    A brand of motor vehicle.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  4. Dodge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  5. Dodge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dodge

    doj, v.i. to start aside or shift about: to evade or use mean tricks: to shuffle or quibble.—v.t. to evade by a sudden shift of place: to trick.—n. an evasion: a trick: a quibble.—ns. Dodg′er; Dodg′ery, trickery.—adj. Dodg′y. [Cf. dodder, toddle, diddle; Scot. daddle, doddle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dodge

    A homely but expressive phrase for shuffling conduct, or cunning of purpose. Also, to watch or follow a ship from place to place.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dodge in a Sentence

  1. Cory Booker:

    You cant have it both ways. You invoke President Obama more than anybody in this campaign. You cant do it when its convenient and then dodge it when its not.

  2. Herve Falciani:

    I hope to have the possibility of a right of safe passage first to attend my trial, I am not trying to dodge my responsibility.

  3. Christian Coleman:

    People don't realize how easy it is to miss tests, sometimes you forget to update the app, but it has nothing to do with doping or trying to dodge tests.

  4. William F. Halsey, Sr.:

    All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.

  5. Paul Christopher:

    It sounds like a dodge.

Images & Illustrations of dodge

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Translations for dodge

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  • مراوغةArabic
  • избягвам, отбягвамBulgarian
  • vyhnout se, vyhýbat se, uhnoutCzech
  • ausweichenGerman
  • esquivar, evadirSpanish
  • väistää, vältelläFinnish
  • esquiver, éviter, contournerFrench
  • schivare, scansareItalian
  • 身をかわす, よけるJapanese
  • ontwijken, uit de weg gaanDutch
  • esquivarPortuguese
  • увильнуть, уклоняться, увернуться, изворачиваться, увиливать, уклониться, избегать, избежать, увёртываться, извернутьсяRussian
  • uhýbať, uhnúť sa, vyhýbať saSlovak
  • ஏமாற்றுவதற்குTamil
  • หลบThai
  • atlatmakTurkish
  • houwerWalloon

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