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"Duc" is probably misspelled. Trying duck instead Definition of duck

1. duck [ v ] to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
Examples: : "Before he could duck, another stone struck him."

Used in print:

(Amber Dean, Encounter with Evil....)

Grosse ducked and sniggered .

(Thomas B. Dewey, Hunter at Large....)

Ducking , Mickey tripped and fell to one side , landing heavily on the wood floor .

Synonyms duck Related Terms move

2. duck [ n ] small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

Used in print:

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

I would not want to be one of those writers who begin each morning by exclaiming , `` O Gogol , O Chekhov , O Thackeray and Dickens , what would you have made_of a bomb_shelter ornamented with four plaster-of-Paris ducks , a birdbath , and three composition gnomes with long beards and red mobcaps '' ?

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

He stroked the hens and they responded with delighted clucks , he gobbled with the turkeys and they at_once were all attention , he quacked with the ducks , and cackled with a pair of exceedingly flattered geese .

Synonyms duck Related Terms anseriform_bird quack-quack mallard duckling drake sheldrake bufflehead black_duck teal widgeon shoveler diving_duck ruddy_duck dabbling_duck pintail goldeneye canvasback pochard redhead scaup wild_duck wood_duck mandarin_duck muscovy_duck sea_duck Anatidae duck_down

3. duck [ v ] submerge or plunge suddenly

Used in print:

(Cliff Farrell, Trail of the Tattered Star....)

Ducking inside , he found that three rifles were stacked in a corner .

Synonyms duck Related Terms dive ducking

4. duck [ v ] dip into a liquid
Examples: : "He dipped into the pool"

Synonyms douse duck dip Related Terms dunk ducking

5. duck [ v ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Examples: "He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Synonyms sidestep evade skirt hedge dodge circumvent put_off elude duck parry fudge Related Terms avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge

6. duck [ n ] (in cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

Synonyms duck's_egg duck Related Terms score cricket

7. duck [ n ] flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

Synonyms duck Related Terms poultry duckling

8. Duck [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5998

Synonyms Duck

9. duck [ n ] a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

Synonyms duck Related Terms fabric

Rhymes with

duck piddock paddock haddock shaddock

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