Associations to the word «Dodge»

Pictures for the word «Dodge»


DODGE, verb. To avoid by moving suddenly out of the way.
DODGE, verb. (figuratively) To avoid; to sidestep.
DODGE, verb. (archaic) To go hither and thither.
DODGE, verb. (photography) To decrease the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them darker (compare burn).
DODGE, verb. (transitive) To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.
DODGE, noun. An act of dodging
DODGE, noun. A trick, evasion or wile
DODGE, proper noun. A surname​ derived from a diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)
DODGE, proper noun. A brand of motor vehicle.
DODGE A BULLET, verb. (idiomatic) To have a narrow escape; to avoid injury, disaster, or some other undesirable situation.
DODGE BALL, noun. Alternative form of dodgeball
DODGE BOW, noun. Alternative form of dodgebow

Dictionary definition

DODGE, noun. An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track".
DODGE, noun. A quick evasive movement.
DODGE, noun. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
DODGE, verb. Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow".
DODGE, verb. Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course; "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd".
DODGE, verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats