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dodge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdodgedodge1 /dɒdʒ $ dɑːdʒ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to move quickly to avoid someone or something 🔊 He ran across the courtyard, dodging a storm of bullets.dodge between/through/into etc 🔊 Helen 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/question 🔊 Senator O'Brian skillfully dodged the crucial question.draft dodging (=when someone avoids an order to join the army, navy etc)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dodgeLinda was intelligent enough to recognise when a question was being dodged.But they will reach you, making it a little harder to dodge advertising 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 dodged behind 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 federal environmental regulations.Tony smiled and without moving his left knee dodged the blows, his torso jinking, neck muscles popping.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 ... trafficHelen clutched Edward's arm as they dodged through the traffic.dodge an issue/questionShe 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 law 🔊 Businesses are investing in tree plantations as a tax dodge (=a way of avoiding paying tax).
Examples from the Corpus
dodgeFlanders insisted he was not using his medical condition as a dodge to avoid testifying.I can not imagine who the people were who thought up such fiendish dodges, but they stopped at nothing.Nor is it some fiscal dodge.No one in Clinton's administration has yet commented on the Wall Street tax dodge.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 role reversal, this play is indefatigably predictable.tax dodgeNo 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/ trademark 🔊 🔊 a type of US car made by chrysler 🔊 He drives a Dodge Dart.From Longman Business Dictionarydodgedodge1 /dɒdʒdɑːdʒ/ verb [transitive] informal to 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] informal something dishonest that is done to avoid a rule or law tax dodge
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Verb table
dodge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydodge
he, she, itdodges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydodged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dodged
he, she, ithas dodged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dodged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dodge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dodged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dodging
he, she, itis dodging
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you, we, theyare dodging
Past
I, he, she, itwas dodging
you, we, theywere dodging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dodging
he, she, ithas been dodging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dodging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dodging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dodging
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