English noun: fudge
|1.||fudge (food) soft creamy candy|
|Broader (hypernym)||candy, confect|
|Narrower (hyponym)||chocolate fudge, divinity, divinity fudge, panocha, panoche, penoche, penuche|
English verb: fudge
|1.||fudge (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception|
|Samples||Fudge the figures.|
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.
|Synonyms||cook, fake, falsify, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||cheat, chisel|
|2.||fudge (communication) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Samples||He dodged the issue.|
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.
|Synonyms||circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beg, quibble|