What is the meaning of dodge?


  • An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade.
    • usage: "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
  • A quick evasive movement.
  • A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.


  • Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid.
    • usage: "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
  • Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course.
    • usage: "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
  • Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues. )
    • usage: "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
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