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Related / Similar Words: hedge, fudge, evade, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, confuse, flurry, disconcert, turn off, dishearten, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit

 

Definition:
  • avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully";
  • cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her";
  • cause to feel intense dislike or distaste;
  • take away the enthusiasm of;
  • hold back to a later time; "let''s postpone the exam";

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    Hyponyms: quibble, fluster, bother, distract, deflect, call, hold, suspend, probate, reprieve, respite

     

    Grouped Verbs: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

     

    Entailments: cancel, call off, reschedule

     

    Derivational Morphology: dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, confusion, discombobulation, turnoff, negative stimulation, discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, putoff, postponement, deferment, deferral, shelver, prorogation, procrastinator, postponer, cunctator

     

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