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Synonyms for dodging

nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

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In the end one of the men, seeing his plight, came over and rescued him; but it was some time before he was able to find any one to explain things to him, and meanwhile his fear lest the strange little Irishman should get him cornered again was enough to keep him dodging about the room the whole evening.
Moreover, he was a boy whom no man could hurt; an invulnerable and dodging serpent who, when chased into a corner, flew out again between his captor's legs, scornfully yelping.
At any rate," said Sancho, "your worship knew how to hit the right point with your pike, aiming at my head and hitting me on the shoulders, thanks be to God and my own smartness in dodging it.
Now their only hope of safety lay in escape, and dodging here and there, fighting off the great beasts that leaped upon their backs, they ran into the jungle.
And he mused seriously upon the radical differences between himself and those men who were dodging imp- like around the fires.
You would have laughed to see the children dodging in and out among his hair, or swinging from his beard.