verb (used with object), dodged, dodg·ing.
verb (used without object), dodged, dodg·ing.
- dodecyl aldehyde,
- dodge ball,
- dodge city,
Origin of dodge
Examples from the Web for dodge
Either Uber will continue to dodge its detractors, or customers will eventually find its public reputation unpalatable.
Pressing the dodge button at the right time causes her to temporarily burst into an invincible flock of crows.Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not long after Dodge made this connection Around the World in 80 Days began playing at a nearby cinema in Paris.
Dodge was on his way to study the flute in Paris, but he decided to buy the bike, anyway.
“Then someone gave me a book that had just come out called A Hundred Years of Bicycle Posters,” Dodge says.
The dodge, as the Tumbler said, was to make them swallow the affair under the guise of patriotism.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
Mr. Monday and Mr. Dodge were invited by signs to be seated, and refreshments were offered.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
And when I think of that little lady dead in Dodge I dont feel like taking many chances.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
Then another took him in the face, and in trying to dodge he slipped and went into a snow-drift.The Missing Tin Box|Arthur M. Winfield
One has to dodge the worms as the meal proceeds: either that or persuade oneself that they do not matter.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Word Origin for dodge
"to move to and fro" (especially in an effort to avoid something), 1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.
"person's way of making a living," 1842, slang, from dodge (v.).