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dodge

dodge

 
 
pronunciation:
daj
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dodged, dodges, dodging
definition 1: to avoid something by moving quickly aside or changing direction.
The taxi dodged about in traffic.
synonyms:
shift, sidestep, swerve, veer, weave
antonyms:
encounter
similar words:
avoid, dart, duck, maneuver, shy
definition 2: to evade someone or something by cunning or deceit.
synonyms:
duck, evade, sidestep
similar words:
finagle, finesse, fudge, maneuver
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to avoid by a quick shift of position or direction.
He leaped to dodge an oncoming car.
synonyms:
elude, swerve, veer
antonyms:
encounter
similar words:
dart, evade, sidestep, weave
definition 2: to evade by cunning or deceit.
She dodged her chores by pretending to be ill.
synonyms:
duck, evade, sidestep
antonyms:
face
similar words:
elude
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden evasive movement or change of direction.
synonyms:
feint, shift
similar words:
evasion, play
definition 2: a trick or strategy to avoid difficulties or deceive someone.
Shooting oneself in the foot is a common dodge to get out of military combat.
synonyms:
finesse, maneuver, subterfuge, trick
similar words:
feint, gambit, play, ploy, ruse, shift