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dodge

[ doj ]
/ dɒdʒ /
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verb (used with object), dodged, dodg·ing.
to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
Also hold back. Photography. (in printing) 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 followed by out).Compare burn1 (def. 47).
verb (used without object), dodged, dodg·ing.
to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or get behind something.
to use evasive methods; prevaricate: When asked a direct question, he dodges.
noun
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Origin of dodge

First recorded in 1560–70; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM dodge

outdodge, verb (used with object), out·dodged, out·dodg·ing.un·dodged, adjective

Other definitions for dodge (2 of 2)

Dodge
[ doj ]
/ dɒdʒ /

noun
Mary Elizabeth, 1831–1905, U.S. editor and author of children's books.
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British Dictionary definitions for dodge

dodge
/ (dɒdʒ) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for dodge

C16: of unknown origin
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