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dodge

Pronunciation: /dɑːdʒ; dɒdʒ/

Translation of dodge in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [blow] esquivar; [pursuer] eludir, sacudirse [colloquial/familiar]
    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.
    1.2 [question] esquivar, soslayar; [problem/issue] soslayar, eludir; [work/duty/responsibility] eludir, rehuir*; [tax] evadir we dodged paying our fare viajamos sin pagar to dodge the draft (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ no acudir a la llamada a filas ]
    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?

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • echarse a un lado, apartarse she dodged behind the car se escondió rápidamente detrás del coche

noun/nombre

  • 2 (sidestep) esquive (masculine)

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