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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DODGING

She was like a hunted hare, dodging everyone she fancied might discover her identity.

Repeating the words, "Fellows who are dodging about the water!"

But here was a dog that kept at a distance, dancing and dodging here and there and all about.

He's been dodging home life ever since he wore long trousers.

He was making his legs spin, and dodging from side to side as if to duck bullets.

Ever since dark one of my boats has been dodging astern here, in the deep water.

Dodging just in time, Falk made his escape and ran into his cabin.

The “Chevalier” declared he was not out in that country for the “fun of dodging.”

You went to Sir Ralph Fairfield, and succeeded in dodging our men—so far.

"And you've been dodging at sea ever since," said I severely.

WORD ORIGIN

"to move to and fro" (especially in an effort to avoid something), 1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.

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