Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
dodge

dodge

 
pronunciation:
daj
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: dodged, dodges, dodging
definition 1: to avoid something by moving quickly aside or changing direction.
The speeding taxi dodged around the slowly moving cars.
synonyms:
shift, sidestep, swerve, veer
similar words:
avoid, dart, duck, maneuver, shy
definition 2: to avoid by a quick shift of position or direction.
My father taught me how to dodge a punch.
synonyms:
elude, swerve
antonyms:
encounter
similar words:
dart, sidestep, weave
definition 3: to avoid by being clever or by tricking.
She dodged her chores by pretending to be ill.The politician dodged the reporter's tough questions.
synonyms:
duck, evade, sidestep
antonyms:
face
similar words:
elude
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden movement or change of direction.
He made a quick dodge to the side to avoid the slap.
synonyms:
feint
similar words:
play
definition 2: a trick or plan to avoid having to do something difficult or to fool someone.
Pretending to be sick is a common dodge to get out of taking a test.
synonyms:
maneuver, trick
similar words:
feint, play