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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


SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.


Synonymscook, fake, falsify, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel


Narrower (hyponym)juggle

2. fudge (communication) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)


SamplesHe dodged the issue.
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.


Synonymscircumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)avoid


Narrower (hyponym)beg, quibble









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