August 21, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
dodge /ˈdɑːʤ/ verb
dodge
/ˈdɑːʤ/
verb

dodges; dodged; dodging

The man is dodging the snowball.
The man is dodging the snowball.
Learner's definition of DODGE

1 a [+ object] : to move quickly to one side in order to avoid being hit by (someone or something)

  • He dodged the first punch but was hit by the second.

  • dodging traffic

b always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to move quickly in order to avoid being hit, seen, stopped, etc.

  • She dodged through the crowds as she hurried home.

  • He dodged [=ducked] behind the bushes.

  • We dodged between the cars as we raced across the street.

2 [+ object] : to get away from or avoid (someone or something) in a skillful or dishonest way

  • She dodged [=evaded] the question by changing the subject.

  • They managed to dodge the reporters by leaving through the back exit.

  • She accused him of dodging his responsibilities as a parent.

  • Many young men tried to dodge the draft [=to avoid being drafted into the military] by leaving the country.

Get Learner's Word of the Day daily email!
More Learner's Words of the Day
Subscribe