From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdodgedodge1 /dɒdʒ $ dɑːdʒ/ ●○○ verb1[intransitive, transitive]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to move quickly to avoid someone or somethingHe ran across the courtyard, dodging a storm of bullets.dodge between/through/into etcHelen clutched Edward’s arm as they dodged through the traffic.2[transitive]AVOID to deliberately avoid discussing something or doing something syn evadedodge an issue/questionSenator O'Brian skillfully dodged the crucial question.draft dodging (=when someone avoids an order to join the army, navy etc)→ See Verb table
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dodge• Linda was intelligent enough to recognise when a question was being dodged.• But they will reach you, making it a little harder to dodgeadvertising than ever before.• He almost caught me, but I dodged and ran across the road.• There was only one thing for me to do and I dodgedbehind the Toyota.• Rachaela dodged her way to the lavatory.• When Kevin saw the soldiers, he dodged into an alley.• Through the help of powerful Senators, the firm has successfully dodged most federalenvironmentalregulations.• Tonysmiled and without moving his left kneedodged the blows, his torsojinking, neckmusclespopping.• We had to run across some open ground, dodging the bullets.• During the Vietnam war, he moved to Canada to dodge the draft.• Cyclists should take care to dodge the potholes and bumps in the road.• Senator O'Brian skillfully dodged the reporter's question.• He crossed the road, dodging the traffic skilfully.dodged ... traffic• Helen clutched Edward's arm as they dodged through the traffic.dodge an issue/question• She doesn't dodge questions; at the same time, she gives next to nothing of herself away.• Roith dodges questions on the issue.dodgedodge2 noun [countable]informalDISHONEST something dishonest that is done to avoid a rule or lawBusinesses are investing in tree plantations as a tax dodge (=a way of avoiding paying tax).
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dodge• Flanders insisted he was not using his medicalcondition as a dodge to avoid testifying.• I can not imagine who the people were who thought up such fiendishdodges, but they stopped at nothing.• Nor is it some fiscaldodge.• No one in Clinton's administration has yet commented on the WallStreettaxdodge.• That would have shown the object to be far older than it really was, if the dodge had not been detected.• But, on the dodges and self-deceptions of rolereversal, this play is indefatigably predictable.tax dodge• No doubt it's also a tax dodge.• IRS attorneys have called the church a tax dodge.• No one in Clinton's administration has yet commented on the Wall Street tax dodge.DodgeDodge /dɒdʒ $ dɑːdʒ/ trademarka type of US car made by chryslerHe drives a Dodge Dart.From Longman Business Dictionarydodgedodge1 /dɒdʒdɑːdʒ/ verb [transitive] informalto deliberately avoid doing something, especially paying for somethingWe suspected they were dodging VAT and alerted Customs and Excise.ways in which the tobacco industry had dodged bans on advertising→ See Verb tabledodgedodge2 noun [countable] informalsomething dishonest that is done to avoid a rule or law →tax dodge