dodge a blow

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  • Dodge — Dodge, v. t. 1. To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility. [Colloq.] S. G. Goodrich.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blow — I n. 1) to deal, deliver, strike a blow (he dealt us a severe blow) 2) to heap, rain blows on smb. 3) to come to blows; to exchange blows 4) to take a blow (the boxer took several blows to the head) 5) to cushion; deflect, parry, ward off; dodge… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dodge — /doj/, v., dodged, dodging, n. v.t. 1. to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question. 2. Also, hold back. Photog. (in printing) to shade (an area of a print) from exposure for a period, while …   Universalium

  • dodge — vb Dodge, parry, sidestep, duck, shirk, fence, malinger are comparable when meaning to avoid or evade by some maneuver or shift. Dodge implies quickness of movement or a sudden evasive shift of position (as in avoiding a blow or pursuit) {they… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dodge — [däj] vi. dodged, dodging [? akin to Scot dod, to jog: for IE base see DODDER1] 1. to move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow 2. to use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty vt. 1. to avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or… …   English World dictionary

  • Dodge — Dodge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dodged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dodging}.] [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.] 1. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • blow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard knock that hits sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ hard, heavy, nasty, painful, powerful, severe, sharp, stinging, violent …   Collocations dictionary

  • dodge — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by about, behind, round) move quickly to one side or quickly change position, to elude a pursuer, blow, etc. (dodged behind the chair). 2 tr. a evade by cunning or trickery (dodged paying the fare). b elude (a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodge — [c]/dɒdʒ / (say doj) verb (dodged, dodging) –verb (i) 1. to move aside or change position suddenly, as to avoid a blow or to get behind something. 2. to use evasive methods; prevaricate. –verb (t) 3. to elude by a sudden shift of position or by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dodge — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Dodge is used after these nouns: ↑tax {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Dodge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attack, ↑blow, ↑bullet, ↑draft, ↑fare, ↑fire, ↑missile, ↑question …   Collocations dictionary

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