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Overview of noun dodge

The noun dodge has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) contrivance, stratagem, dodge

(an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track")

2. (1) dodge

(a quick evasive movement)

3. dodge, dodging, scheme

(a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery)


Overview of verb dodge

The verb dodge has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (6) dodge

(make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow")

2. (1) dodge

(move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course; "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd")

3. (1) hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

(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")

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