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DODGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dodge mean? 

DODGE (noun)
  The noun DODGE has 3 senses:

1. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
2. a quick evasive movement
3. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

  Familiarity information: DODGE used as a noun is uncommon.


DODGE (verb)
  The verb DODGE has 3 senses:

1. make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
2. move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  Familiarity information: DODGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DODGE (noun)


Sense 1dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

dodge; stratagem; contrivance

Context example:

his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track

Hypernyms ("dodge" is a kind of...):

scheme; strategy (an elaborate and systematic plan of action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dodge"):

plant (something planted secretly for discovery by another)

pump-and-dump scheme (an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises)

wangle; wangling (an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery)


Sense 2dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick evasive movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("dodge" is a kind of...):

evasion (the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver)


Sense 3dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scheme; dodging; dodge

Hypernyms ("dodge" is a kind of...):

falsehood; falsity; untruth (a false statement)


DODGE (verb)


Sense 1dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The child dodged the teacher's blow

Hypernyms (to "dodge" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the pickpocket dodged through the crowd

Hypernyms (to "dodge" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3dodge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

skirt; sidestep; hedge; evade; parry; fudge; elude; dodge; circumvent; duck; put off

Context examples:

He dodged the issue / she skirted the problem / They tend to evade their responsibilities / he evaded the questions skillfully

Hypernyms (to "dodge" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dodge"):

quibble (evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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