Textual thesaurus for "dodge"

(noun) stratagem, contrivance

an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track

(noun) scheme, dodging

a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

(verb) hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, duck, evade, fudge, elude

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