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Noun: dodging  dó-jing
  1. Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    "his dodging of his clear duty was reprehensible";
    - evasion, escape
     
  2. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    - dodge, scheme
     
  3. Deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    "a cagey dodging of a definite answer";
    - avoidance, turning away, shunning
Verb: dodge  dój
  1. Make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
    "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
     
  2. Move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
    "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
     
  3. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    "He dodged the issue";
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, duck, sidestep, finesse

Derived forms: dodgings

Type of: avoid, carelessness, falsehood, falsity, move, neglect, negligence, nonperformance, rejection, untruth

Encyclopedia: Dodging

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