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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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