contrivance, stratagem, dodge(noun)
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
a quick evasive movement
dodge, dodging, scheme(verb)
a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
"The child dodged the teacher's blow"
move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
"the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)
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"
put over, circumvent, set back, dip, turn off, confuse, sidestep, cook, douse, overreach, beat, surround, dishearten, hold over, hem in, environ, defer, outfox, deflect, parry, remit, fake, duck, border, flurry, prorogue, block, outsmart, hedge, manipulate, put off, evade, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, elude, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
GoldsmithDeserted Village, l. 184.
A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.
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evade (by starting aside)
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How to use dodge in a sentence?
We are getting around 100 alarms a day about approaching particles, every two weeks, a satellite has to dodge something.
Larry McQuilliams shot at an occupied police headquarters. It's occupied 24 hours a day, and by the grace of God we were able to dodge quite a few bullets here.
All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.
I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.
You can't dodge your responsibilities by saying they don't exist
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- избягвам, отбягвамBulgarian
- vyhnout se, vyhýbat se, uhnoutCzech
- esquivar, evadirSpanish
- väistää, vältelläFinnish
- esquiver, éviter, contournerFrench
- schivare, scansareItalian
- 身をかわす, よけるJapanese
- ontwijken, uit de weg gaanDutch
- увильнуть, уклоняться, увернуться, изворачиваться, увиливать, уклониться, избегать, избежать, увёртываться, извернутьсяRussian
- uhýbať, uhnúť sa, vyhýbať saSlovak
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