dodge
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dodge(
daj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movement)
a. la finta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The running back made one dodge after another until he finally reached the end zone.El running back hizo una finta tras otra hasta que por fin llegó a la zona final.
b. el regate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
With a quick dodge, the policeman managed to avoid the punch.Con un regate rápido, el policía logró evitar el puñetazo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(trick)
a. el truco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My friend is an accountant, and he knows a dodge or two to fix the books.Mi amigo es contador y sabe un par de trucos para amañar las cuentas.
b. la treta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company's latest tax dodge has been to move some of its accounts to the Cayman Islands.La última treta fiscal de la empresa consistió en trasladar algunas de las cuentas a las Islas Caimán.
c. la artimaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She figured out a dodge to avoid having to pay for her gym membership.Inventó una artimaña para evitar tener que pagar la matrícula del gimnasio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to avoid something moving)
a. esquivar
I narrowly dodged a bottle that a demonstrator had thrown.Apenas esquivé una botella que había arrojado un manifestante.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to escape from)
a. eludir (responsibilty)
He always seems to manage to dodge his turn doing dishes.Siempre parece arreglárselas para eludir su turno de lavar los platos.
b. evitar (problem, traffic)
We can dodge some of this traffic if we go later.Podemos evitar parte del tráfico si vamos más tarde.
c. evadir (tax)
The IRS busted him for dodging his income tax.El IRS lo pescó evadiendo pagar el impuesto sobre la renta.
d. soslayar (question)
Presidential candidates are dodging the issue of torture.Los candidatos presidenciales están soslayando la cuestión de la tortura.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to move quickly in avoidance)
a. echarse
I dodged out of the way just before a taxi came whizzing by.Me eché a un lado justo antes de que pasara un taxi zumbando.
b. escabullirse
The soldier dodged behind the tank when the enemy opened fire.El soldado se escabulló detrás del tanque cuando el enemigo abrió fuego.
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dodge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movement)
a. el regate m, quiebro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial)
a. el truco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(trick)
tax dodgetrampa para engañar a Hacienda
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (blow, person)
a. esquivar
4. (responsibility, question)
a. eludir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. apartarse bruscamente
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dodge [dɒdʒ]
noun
1 (movement) regate (m); (Boxing) etc finta (f)
2 (Britain) (trick) truco (m)
transitive verb
(elude) [+blow, ball] esquivar; [+pursuer] dar esquinazo a; [+acquaintance, problem] evitar; [+tax] evadir; [+responsibility, duty, job] eludir
to dodge the issue eludir el tema
intransitive verb
escabullirse; (Boxing) hacer una finta
to dodge out of the way echarse a un lado; to dodge behind a tree ocultarse tras un árbol; to dodge round a corner escabullirse detrás de una esquina
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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