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Verb: duck  dúk
  1. To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
    "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
     
  2. Submerge or plunge suddenly
     
  3. Immerse into a liquid
    "He ducked into the pool";
    - dip, douse
     
  4. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestep, finesse
Noun: duck  dúk
  1. Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
     
  2. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    - duck's egg
     
  3. Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
     
  4. A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
     
  5. [Brit] Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love, baby

Derived forms: ducks, ducked, ducking

Type of: anseriform bird, avoid, cloth, dip, dive, douse, dunk, fabric, lover, material, move, plunge, plunk, poultry, score, souse, textile

Part of: Anatidae, family Anatidae

Encyclopedia: Duck, West Virginia