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English definition of “dodge”

dodge

verb [I/T]    /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 .
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