"duck" in the noun sense
small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
2. duck, duck's egg
cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave used for clothing and tents
"duck" in the verb sense
to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
"Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
submerge or plunge suddenly
3. dip, douse, duck
dip into a liquid
"He dipped into the pool"
4. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
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"
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