Dodge Dodge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dodged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dodging}.] [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.] 1. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble. [1913 Webster]

Some dodging casuist with more craft than sincerity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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