Definitions of dodging
  1. noun
    deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    synonyms: avoidance, shunning, turning away
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    aversion, averting
    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
    an avoidance of danger or difficulty
    near thing
    something that barely avoids failure or disaster
    type of:
    the act of rejecting something
  2. noun
    nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    synonyms: escape, evasion
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    escape mechanism
    a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
    malingering, skulking
    evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    goldbricking, goofing off, shirking, slacking, soldiering
    the evasion of work or duty
    the act of evading by going around
    type of:
    carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance
    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  3. noun
    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    synonyms: dodge, scheme
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    type of:
    falsehood, falsity, untruth
    a false statement
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