dodging : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
- n a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
- n deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
- v make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
- v move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
- v avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
- Louis Wolfson, who normally loves the spotlight, was busy dodging it.
- 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.
- Perhaps a brief word with one of the doctors responsible for the Brown experiment: Patrick Steptoe, who came and went daily in his white Mercedes, dodging in and out of the .
News & Articles
- 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.
June 22, 2013 - Valley News
- 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.
June 22, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
- 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.
June 21, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Laura Bush in Buffalo News
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."
- Tony La Russa in The Canadian Press
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."
- Ray LaHood in FOXNews
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."