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Noun
An aquatic bird with a flat bill and webbed feet
“I watched a duck gracefully glide across the pond, effortlessly using its webbed feet to propel itself forward.”
Noun
A human being in the general sense
“No matter what situation I'm in, I've always been kind of an odd duck.”
Noun
A domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat
Noun
An act of dropping or falling downwards
Noun
A sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something
Noun
An up-and-down movement, single or repeated
Noun
Nothing, especially as the score in certain games
Noun
Sturdy fabric like canvas or denim, used for workwear
Noun
A heavy sheet of material or cloth
Noun
A pretense or stratagem
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Verb
To physically bend downward
“Devin would slip his arm around her and slowly duck his head until his nose could meet hers.”
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To lower the body quickly
“Ralph climbed up on a small boulder to get a better look at the scene and was forced to quickly duck his head as the assassin looked his way.”
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To move aside or to and fro in a sudden or quick manner
“Despite the bike's stable handling, it is still quick and responsive enough for me to repeatedly duck around potholes.”
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To avoid something undesirable, typically a collision, by moving out of the way
“There had been no time to duck the oncoming ball, which hit Floyd smack in the middle of his chest.”
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To attempt to get out of a responsibility or situation
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“It seems to be abrogating educational responsibility to duck out of teaching the right way to handle real javelins.”
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To dip or immerse something or someone in liquid
“Many of the spectators mobbed the judge, with some threatening to duck him in the lake.”
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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To shun or shy away from
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To move around or sideways unsteadily or suddenly
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To fail to fulfill an obligation or payment
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To physically plunge downward, especially headfirst and into water
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To sink or slump downwards, especially from weight, pressure, or a lack of strength
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To hide oneself or stay out of sight
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