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dodge

1 verb
     
dodge1
1 [intransitive and transitive] 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] to deliberately avoid discussing something or doing something [= evade]
dodge an issue/question
Senator O'Brian skillfully dodged the crucial question.
draft dodging (=when someone avoids an order to join the army, navy etc)

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