(noun, verb)


1. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

Similar word(s): contrivance, stratagem

Definition categories: thought, scheme, strategy

2. a quick evasive movement

Definition categories: act, evasion

3. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Similar word(s): dodging, scheme

Definition categories: communication, falsehood, falsity, untruth


1. make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

- The child dodged the teacher's blow

Definition categories: motion, move

2. move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

- the pickpocket dodged through the crowd

Definition categories: motion, move

3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

- He dodged the issue

Similar word(s): circumvent, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid

Sentences with dodge as a verb:

- He dodged traffic crossing the street.

- The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.