"ducked" 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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