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- verb Present participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
- noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
- noun nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
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Now, this is what you call dodging a financial bullet.
After some difficulty in "dodging" the sentries, which General Simpson, with his most unpopular and unnecessary policy, insists on placing everywhere, we reached the Fourth Division just as the Guards were marching down to their places in reserve.
Postal Service as it seeks congressional help in dodging much of a $5.5 billion payment due next Thursday into its retiree health benefit fund.
Or possibly, after the 9/11 attack, Gore would've sent a crack team of FBI agents to Afghanistan (probably headed by Hillary since she's experienced in dodging sniper fire on landing) to arrest al Qaida.
If "that" didn't refer to "violating the laws of nature," you were being disingenuous in dodging the question.
Until this assignment, Corey has always been lucky in dodging the fatal bullet.
Many times, in secret, dodging from the men guarding the cornfields, I went with my grandmother, also at dawn, armed with rakes, sacking and cord, to glean the stubble, the loose straw that would then serve as litter for the livestock.
On these missions, the Crusaders carried little or no munitions to increase their maneuverability and airspeed in dodging the SAMs that were released.
Here is the task for "big hearts and big brains," and it is a task that big brains have heretofore been much more agile in dodging than courageous in meeting.
The fright with which Mr. Drim had retreated, gained no proselyte to his opinion; Mr. Girt, the perfumer, asserted, significantly, they were only idle travellers, of light character; and Mr. Firl, when in dodging them, he saw they went into a bathing room, offered to double his wager that it was to make some assortment of their spoil.