Dodge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɑːdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word dodge
Brit.  |dɒdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word dodge


- an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade (syn: contrivance, stratagem)
- a quick evasive movement
- a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery (syn: scheme)


- 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
- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: circumvent, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt)
He dodged the issue

Extra examples

It was just another dodge to get out of working.

...just another dodge to get out of working in the yard...

He dodged the first punch but was hit by the second.

She dodged through the crowds as she hurried home.

We dodged between the cars as we raced across the street.

They managed to dodge the reporters by leaving through the back exit.

She accused him of dodging his responsibilities as a parent.

He ran across the courtyard, dodging a storm of bullets.

Helen clutched Edward's arm as they dodged through the traffic.

Senator O'Brian skillfully dodged the crucial question.

Businesses are investing in tree plantations as a tax dodge (=a way of avoiding paying tax).

The child dodged the teacher's blow

He dodged the issue

He used quick footwork to dodge his opponent.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dodge
he/she/it: dodges
present participle: dodging
past tense: dodged
past participle: dodged
singular: dodge
plural: dodges
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