Meaning of “dodge” - Learner’s Dictionary

dodge

verb uk us /dɒdʒ/
MOVE [ I, T ]

to move quickly to avoid someone or something:

He managed to dodge past the security guard.
NOT SAY/DO [ T ]

to avoid talking about something or doing something you should do:

The minister dodged questions about his relationship with the actress.

(Definition of “dodge verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)