|1.||[ verb ] make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid|
"The child dodged the teacher's blow"
|2.||[ noun ] an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade|
"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
|Related terms:||scheme plant pump-and-dump_scheme wangle|
|3.||[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Synonyms:||sidestep evade skirt hedge duck circumvent put_off elude parry fudge|
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
|Related terms:||avoid quibble evasion circumvention equivocator hedge|
|4.||[ noun ] a quick evasive movement|
|5.||[ verb ] move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course|
"the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1524|
|7.||[ noun ] a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery|
|Related terms:||falsehood hedge|