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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodge  \Dodge\,  n. 
  The  act  of  evading  by  some  skillful  movement;  a  sudden 
  starting  aside;  hence  an  artful  device  to  evade,  deceive,  or 
  cheat;  a  cunning  trick;  an  artifice.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Some  who  have  a  taste  for  good  living,  have  many 
  harmless  arts,  by  which  they  improve  their  banquet,  and 
  innocent  dodges,  if  we  may  be  permitted  to  use  an 
  excellent  phrase  that  has  become  vernacular  since  the 
  appearance  of  the  last  dictionaries.  --  Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodge  \Dodge\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dodged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dodging}.]  [Of  uncertain  origin:  cf  dodder,  v.,  daddle, 
  dade,  or  dog,  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  start  suddenly  aside,  as  to  avoid  a  blow  or  a  missile; 
  to  shift  place  by  a  sudden  start  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  evade  a  duty  by  low  craft;  to  practice  mean  shifts;  to 
  use  tricky  devices;  to  play  fast  and  loose;  to  quibble. 
 
  Some  dodging  casuist  with  more  craft  than  sincerity. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodge  \Dodge\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  evade  by  a  sudden  shift  of  place  to  escape  by  starting 
  aside;  as  to  dodge  a  blow  aimed  or  a  ball  thrown. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  evade  by  craft;  as  to  dodge  a  question;  to  dodge 
  responsibility.  [Colloq.]  --S.  G.  Goodrich. 
 
  3.  To  follow  by  dodging,  or  suddenly  shifting  from  place  to 
  place  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dodge 
  n  1:  an  elaborate  or  deceitful  scheme  contrived  to  deceive  or 
  evade;  "his  testimony  was  just  a  contrivance  to  throw  us 
  off  the  track"  [syn:  {contrivance},  {stratagem}] 
  2:  a  quick  evasive  movement 
  3:  a  statement  that  evades  the  question  by  cleverness  or 
  trickery  [syn:  {dodging},  {scheme}] 
  v  1:  make  a  sudden  movement  in  a  new  direction  (as  to  evade  a 
  blow) 
  2:  move  to  and  fro  or  from  place  to  place  usually  in  an 
  irregular  course 
  3:  avoid  or  try  to  avoid,  as  of  duties,  questions  and  issues; 
  "He  dodged  the  issue"  [syn:  {hedge},  {fudge},  {evade},  {put 
  off},  {circumvent},  {parry},  {elude},  {skirt},  {duck},  {sidestep}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dodge,  ND  (city,  FIPS  19820) 
  Location:  47.30531  N,  102.20195  W 
  Population  (1990):  135  (74  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58625 
  Dodge,  NE  (village,  FIPS  13295) 
  Location:  41.72163  N,  96.87937  W 
  Population  (1990):  693  (285  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68633 
  Dodge,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54625 




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