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"dodge" in British English

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dodgeverb

uk   /dɒdʒ/  us   /dɑːdʒ/
[I or T] to ​avoid being ​hit by something by ​movingquickly to one ​side: He dodged to ​avoid the ​hurtlingbicycle. [T] to ​avoid something ​unpleasant: The Senator dodged ​questions about his ​relationship with the ​actress.

dodgenoun [C]

uk   /dɒdʒ/  us   /dɑːdʒ/ informal
a ​clever, ​dishonest way of ​avoiding something: They ​bought another ​car as a tax dodge (= a way to ​avoidpayingtax).
(Definition of dodge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dodge" in American English

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dodgeverb [I/T]

 us   /dɑdʒ/
to ​avoid being ​hit by something by ​movingquickly 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.

dodgenoun [C]

 us   /dɑdʒ/
a ​trick to ​deceive someone or to ​avoid doing something that you do not ​want to do: She ​sellsantiques as a ​tax dodge.
(Definition of dodge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dodge" in Business English

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dodgeverb [T]

uk   us   /dɒdʒ/ informal
to ​avoid something, especially ​illegally: He has repeatedly dodged ​questions from reporters. The ​companyfiled for ​bankruptcy, ​seeking to dodge $445,000 in ​debts. Many ​peoplecaught dodging ​tax were doing so to hide ​capitalgains made on the ​stockmarket.

dodgenoun [C]

uk   us   /dɒdʒ/ informal
a way of ​avoiding something, sometimes ​illegally: When ​measured in ​yen, ​trade went up by only 2%, but ​measuringtrade in ​yen is a dodge, because almost all of it is ​conducted in ​dollars.
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(Definition of dodge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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