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 for dodging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dodge \Dodge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dodged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Dodging.] [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle,
     dade, or dog, v. t.]
     1. To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile;
        to shift place by a sudden start. --Milton.
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     2. To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to
        use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble.
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              Some dodging casuist with more craft than sincerity.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dodging
      n 1: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or
           trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his
           clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the
           consequences is possible but unattractive" [syn: evasion,
           escape, dodging]
      2: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
         trickery [syn: dodge, dodging, scheme]
      3: deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from
         happening [syn: avoidance, turning away, shunning,
         dodging]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "dodging":
     bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery,
     clock-watching, ducking, equivocation, evasion, fencing,
     goofing off, hairsplitting, hedging, logic-chopping, malingering,
     nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pettifoggery, prevarication,
     pussyfooting, quibbling, shifting, shirking, shuffle, shuffling,
     sidestepping, skulking, slacking, soldiering, subterfuge,
     suppressio veri, tax dodging, tax evasion, tergiversation,
     trichoschistism, truancy, weasel words, welshing
  
  

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