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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dodging 
  n  1:  nonperformance  of  something  distasteful  (as  by  deceit  or 
  trickery)  that  you  are  supposed  to  do  "his  evasion  of 
  his  clear  duty  was  reprehensible";  "that  escape  from  the 
  consequences  is  possible  but  unattractive"  [syn:  {evasion}, 
  {escape}] 
  2:  a  statement  that  evades  the  question  by  cleverness  or 
  trickery  [syn:  {dodge},  {scheme}] 
  3:  deliberately  avoiding  [syn:  {avoidance},  {turning  away},  {shunning}] 




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