To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.
- To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
- To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit: kept dodging the reporter's questions.
- To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
- To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly: The child dodged through the crowd.
- To practice trickery or cunning; prevaricate.
- The act of dodging.
- An ingenious expedient intended to evade or trick. See Synonyms at wile.