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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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