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dodge
     n 1: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or
          evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us
          off the track" [syn: {contrivance}, {stratagem}]
     2: a quick evasive movement
     3: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
        trickery [syn: {dodging}, {scheme}]
     v 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";
        "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
        responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
        [syn: {hedge}, {fudge}, {evade}, {put off}, {circumvent},
        {parry}, {elude}, {skirt}, {duck}, {sidestep}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0


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