1. [ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Synonyms: evade sidestep skirt dodge hedge duck parry circumvent elude put_off

"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Related terms: avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge
2. [ verb ] fake or falsify
Synonyms: fake falsify cook wangle misrepresent manipulate

"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"

Related terms: cheat juggle fabricate fake imposter misrepresentation falsifier misrepresentaation falsification fakery
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6494
4. [ noun ] (food) soft creamy candy
Related terms: candy penocha divinity chocolate_fudge