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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
duck (noun)
1.
a) any of various swimming birds (family Anatidae, the duck family) in which the neck and legs are short, the feet typically webbed, the bill often broad and flat, and the sexes usually different from each other in plumage
b) the flesh of any of these birds used as food
2.
a female duck - compare drake
3.
chiefly British - darling often used in plural but singular in construction
4.
- person creature
duck (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to thrust under water
2.
to lower (as the head) quickly - bow
3.
intransitive verb
- avoid evade duck the issue
1.
a) to plunge under the surface of water
b) to descend suddenly - dip
2.
a) to lower the head or body suddenly - dodge
b) - bow bob
3.
a) to move quickly
b) to evade a duty, question, or responsibility
duck (noun)
an instance of - ducking
duck (noun)
1.
a durable closely woven usually cotton fabric
2.
light clothes and especially trousers made of duck
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
duck (noun)
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
duck (verb)
1.
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
SYNONIMS:
avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)
RELATED WORDS:
miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwart
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
duck (verb)
2.
to move suddenly aside or to and fro
SYNONIMS:
duck, jink, sidestep, slalom, weave, zigzag
RELATED WORDS:
avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip
duck (verb)
3.
to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
SYNONIMS:
douse ( dowse), duck, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, submerse
RELATED WORDS:
bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust
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