- 1[transitive, intransitive] to move quickly and suddenly to one side in order to avoid someone or something dodge something He ran across the road, dodging the traffic. (+ adv./prep.) The girl dodged behind a tree to hide from the other children.
- 2[transitive] to avoid doing something, especially in a dishonest way dodge something He dodged his military service. dodge doing something She tried to dodge paying her taxes. He tried to dodge the question/issue (= avoid giving an answer) by changing the subject.
NAmE//dɑdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dodge
he / she / it dodges
past simple dodged
-ing form dodging