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English noun: dodge

1. dodge (cognition) an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade


SamplesHis testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track.


Synonymscontrivance, stratagem


Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy


Narrower (hyponym)plant, pump-and-dump scheme, wangle, wangling

2. dodge (act) a quick evasive movement


Broader (hypernym)evasion

3. dodge (communication) a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery


Synonymsdodging, scheme


Broader (hypernym)falsehood, falsity, untruth


English verb: dodge

1. dodge (motion) make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid


SamplesThe child dodged the teacher's blow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

2. dodge (motion) move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course


SamplesThe pickpocket dodged through the crowd.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

3. dodge (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, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)avoid


Narrower (hyponym)beg, quibble









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