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verb [I/T]  us   /dɑdʒ/
to avoid being hit by something by moving quickly to one side: fig. We have dodged a bullet a lot of times in the last three or four years. To dodge something unpleasant is to avoid it: [T] Few men still talk about how they dodged the draft.


noun [C]  us   /dɑdʒ/
a trick to deceive someone or to avoid doing something that you do not want to do: She sells antiques as a tax dodge.
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