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English definition of “dodge”

dodge

verb uk   /dɒdʒ/ us    /dɑːdʒ/
[I or T] to avoid being hit by something by moving quickly to one side: He dodged to avoid the hurtling bicycle.Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive [T] to avoid something unpleasant: The minister dodged questions about his relationship with the actress.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people

dodge

noun [C] uk   /dɒdʒ/ us    /dɑːdʒ/ informal
a clever, dishonest way of avoiding something: They bought another car as a tax dodge (= a way to avoid paying tax).Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of dodge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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