1a sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something. informal a cunning trick or dishonest act, in particular one intended to avoid something unpleasant:the grant system’s widespread use as a tax dodge
2 Bell-ringing the dodging of a bell in change-ringing. 1avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement:marchers had to dodge missiles thrown by loyalists [no object, with adverbial of direction] move quickly to one side or out of the way:Adam dodged between the cars evade (a debt or obligation) in a cunning or dishonest way:he’d caught her dodging fares on the underground 2
(often as noun dodging
) Photography expose (one area of a print) less than the rest during processing or enlarging.
3 [no object] Bell-ringing (of a bell in change-ringing) move one place contrary to the normal sequence, and then back again in the following round.