dodge :

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  • n  an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
  • n  a quick evasive movement
  • n  a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  • v  make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
    The child dodged the teacher's blow
  • v  move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
    the pickpocket dodged through the crowd
  • v  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    He dodged the issue

  • It's dodge ball, believe it or not.
News & Articles


  • Lloyd Blankfein in Times Online
    Of course we didn't dodge the mortgage mess,Blankfein wrote in November 2007. "We lost money, then made more than we lost because of shorts (bets against housing)."
  • Jim Tracy in The Associated Press
    We dodged that bullet. But we did not dodge the fracture part of it,Tracy said. "To sit here and try to tell you it's a real box of chocolates, shame on me."

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