dodging dodging  /ˈdɑ dʒɪŋ/


  1. (n) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
  2. (n) a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  3. (n) deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening


  1. Irate callers jammed the phone lines of radio and cable stations across the country, denouncing her tax dodging and calling on her to withdraw.
  2. Louis Wolfson, who normally loves the spotlight, was busy dodging it.
  3. Hollywood also grew hysterical during a prizefight in which Charlie survives two rounds by dodging so briskly that the referee is always between him and his murderous opponent.


  1. Thetford Pig Returns Home

    Thetford — Spot, the big pink pig who was seen dodging traffic in Thetford Thursday morning, is now home safe with her owners.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Valley News

  2. Lawyers in Chicago terror case question what sparked investigation

    Lawyers for a west suburban teenager charged with plotting to set off a bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar accused prosecutors Friday of dodging questions about whether the investigation was sparked by a massive government surveillance program.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Filing: Gov doesn't want challenge to surveillance

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said in a Friday filing that the government is dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "There I was," Bush said. "Former president of the United States, with a plastic bag in my hand, picking up what I had been dodging for eight solid years."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Laura Bush Source: Buffalo News

  2. "We kept dodging bullets," LaRussa said. "And you get to the end of the game, you don't need many outs and you have a nice sized lead."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "There's been a lot of ducking and dodging and diving and weaving," said Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill. "There is a lot of fingerpointing that had gone on earlier in the week, but I do think people are behind the speaker now."
    on Oct 8, 2006 By: Ray LaHood Source: FOXNews

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