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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.
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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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