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- n. A bumper car in an amusement park.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged.
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- n. a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
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But it is fun to drive in a dodgem-like way – it's fast to accelerate and will do 90mph, and coped admirably in a snowfall.
You drive the thing like a sodding dodgem car anywa
"There are more hotels than schools here," I was told last week during a lightning visit to Juba as we bumped along the city's unpaved roads, where 4x4s weave like dodgem cars to avoid pot holes filled with rainwater.
The risk for the White House is that the crowded agenda becomes a political version of dodgem cars, where a move by one could block the path of another.
Then there was the river, which I loved straight away, the boat carrying us between the exhibition site on the South Bank, with its Eagle-comic Skylon needle, and Battersea Park with its pleasure grounds and dodgem cars.
The band plan to unveil their new name and backdrop, which shows the grim reaper riding a dodgem car, at a London gig this week.
She hurriedly veers away from questions she'd rather not answer, as if we're approaching each other in dodgem cars.
Alice started toward the dodgem cars, skirting the ring-tossing and rifle-shooting games, cutting round the back of the Kamikaze.
By now we were playing dodgem cars with our bodies, slipping between the few high-riding elderly SUVs the Gas Wars had left on the road to hide from the suddenly animated horde of screen zombies.
Barney, who had once been a circus-boy, used to going round with fairs, enjoyed joining in the amusements he had known so well - hoopla stalls - dodgem cars - swings - round-abouts and so on.