Synonyms of dodge in English:


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1‘she dodged into a telephone booth’

dart, bolt, duck, dive, swerve, body-swerve, sidestep, veer, lunge, jump, leap, spring

2‘he could easily dodge the two coppers in the car’

elude, evade, avoid, stay away from, steer clear of, escape, run away from, break away from, lose, leave behind, shake, shake off, fend off, keep at arm's length, give someone a wide berth, keep one's distance from
deceive, trick, cheat
North American end-run
informal ditch, give someone the slip

3‘the Secretary of State may try to dodge the debate’

avoid, evade, shun, get out of, slide out of, back out of, steer clear of, sidestep, circumvent, skirt round, bypass, give something a miss, find a way out of
informal duck, wriggle out of, cop out of
British informal funk, skive, skive off
North American informal cut
Australian, New Zealand informal duck-shove
archaic decline, bilk

face up to, tackle


1‘he made a dodge to the right’

dart, bolt, duck, dive, swerve, jump, leap, spring

2‘a clever dodge for covering up the car's real origins’

ruse, ploy, scheme, tactic, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, hoax, wile, cheat, deception, blind, pretext, manoeuvre, device, machination, contrivance, artifice, expedient
swindle, fraud, loophole
informal scam, con, con trick, set-up, wangle
British informal wheeze
North American informal bunco, grift
Australian informal lurk, rort
British informal, dated flanker
archaic shift