dodge
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1575 1. an act of evading by sudden bodily movement 2. a. an artful device to evade, deceive, or trick b. expedient II. verb (dodged; dodging) Date: 1680 intransitive verb 1. a. to move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course <
dodged through the crowd
>
b. to make a sudden movement in a new direction (as to evade a blow) <
dodged behind the door
>
2. to evade a responsibility or duty especially by trickery or deceit transitive verb 1. a. to evade by a sudden or repeated shift of position <
dodge tacklers
>
b. to avoid an encounter with <
celebrities dodging the media
>
2. to evade (as a duty) usually indirectly or by trickery <
dodged the draft by leaving the country
>
<
dodged questions
>

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