an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
7. (Music, other) bell-ringing (intr) to make a bell change places with its neighbour when sounding in successive changes
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"
make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid; "The child dodged the teacher's blow"
move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course; "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"