- 1Avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement: we ducked inside our doorway to dodge shrapnel that was raining downMore example sentences
- When the news was wafted to his father's factory, all his colleagues dodged him as if they were avoiding a deadly plague.
- This time, he wasn't quick enough in dodging any attacks.
- I pushed myself up and dodged a sudden flurry to my right, just in time to avoid someone else's arms.
- 1.1 [no object] Move quickly to one side or out of the way: Adam dodged between the carsMore example sentences
- With no warning at all, she charged forward, swiping her sword widely, but Davin quickly dodged to the side.
- The people who heard him dodged to the side quickly.
- As he dodged to the side, he had to quickly move again as a tentacle came shooting towards him.
- 1.2Avoid (something) in a cunning or dishonest way: he went after people who had either dodged the war or invented a record in itMore example sentences
- Only if no attempt is made to collect my fare will I dodge payment.
- No respite is given to the women constantly dodging detection and caught up at every turn by gender-specific restrictions.
- Are you dodging the social life question?
- 2 (often as noun dodging) Photography Expose (one area of a print) less than the rest during processing or enlarging.More example sentences
- Similarly, a print area might require dodging during the initial exposure to keep it from reversing when solarized.
- So if you are using a fluorescent tube source, dodging and burning in the enlarged negative stage may be preferable.
- The sky was a dull gray color - vastly different than the solid black he created by dodging and burning the final print in the darkroom.
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- 1A sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something.More example sentences
- A guard shot at me but with a quick dodge from my new agility I managed to avoid at it.
- The boost in graphical detail has also improved their movements, making their dodges, grapples and infiltrations seem much more realistic.
- She rushed in, preparing to make a quick dodge into the kitchen to grab another drink and then get back out, but froze on the spot two steps into the house.
- 1.1A cunning trick or dishonest act, in particular one intended to avoid something unpleasant: bartering can be seen as a tax dodgeMore example sentences
- How dare this President collect taxes from ordinary Americans after touting a company that created 881 offshore dodges to avoid taxes.
- The effect has been to encourage the well-off to take out plans for children as a tax dodge.
- The bill repeals restrictions on ‘top-heavy’ pension plans set up as tax dodges by employers.
mid 16th century (in the senses 'dither' and 'haggle'): of unknown origin.