1 dart, shift, move aside, sidestep, duck, bob, weave, swerve, veer:
He dodged here and there across the traffic.
2 avoid, elude, evade, escape from:
He neatly dodged the punches of his opponent.
3 escape from answering, sidestep, duck, evade, hedge; quibble, tergiversate, double-talk, Colloq waffle:
She dodged the questions put to her by the interviewer.
4 trick, subterfuge, ploy, scheme, ruse, device, stratagem, plan, plot, machination, chicane, deception, prevarication, contrivance, evasion, Slang wheeze, racket:
Crenshaw worked out a new dodge to avoid paying tax.