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dodgeverb [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.

dodgenoun [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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dodgeverb [T]

uk   /dɒdʒ/ us   informal
to avoid something, especially illegally: He has repeatedly dodged questions from reporters. The company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to dodge $445,000 in debts. Many people caught dodging tax were doing so to hide capital gains made on the stock market.

dodgenoun [C]

uk   /dɒdʒ/ us   informal
a way of avoiding something, sometimes illegally: When measured in yen, trade went up by only 2%, but measuring trade in yen is a dodge, because almost all of it is conducted in dollars.
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