Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dodge
IPA transcription: [d'ɑdʒ]
Pronunciations of dodge
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: contrivance, stratagem, dodge
    Meaning: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
  • Synonyms: dodge
    Meaning: a quick evasive movement
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dodge
    Meaning: make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
  • Synonyms: dodge
    Meaning: move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course; "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
  • Synonyms: hedge, fudge, evade, put_off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • Do you think you could dodge the Yankees?"
  • Just wanted to dodge convention, and give her freedom and happiness.
  • Now we'd better dodge around the corner and keep out of sight until they get here.
  • "Oh, I might stay two or three days this trip," said the Kid, yawning. "I've been on the dodge for a month, and I'd like to rest up."
  • I wish to express my warmest gratitude for such books--not of avowedly didactic purpose--as Laura Richards's books, Josephine Dodge Daskam's "Madness of Philip," Palmer Cox's "Queer People," the melodies of Father Goose and Mother Wild Goose, Flandreau's "Mrs. White's," Myra Kelly's stories of her little East Side pupils, and Michelson's "Madigans." It is well to take duties, and life generally, seriously.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, License CC BY-SA 4.0