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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
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“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
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“Many of the spectators mobbed the judge, with some threatening to duck him in the lake.”
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Deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
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To shun or shy away from
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To feign illness, injury, or incapacitation in order to avoid work or obligation
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To be liberated or freed from (something)
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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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Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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(fend off) To defend against or keep away
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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To make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements
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To hide oneself or stay out of sight
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To conceal or hide from view
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(of a person or animal) To sink to or towards the ground
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A human being in the general sense
“No matter what situation I'm in, I've always been kind of an odd duck.”
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A steep downward plunge
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Domesticated bird
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A quick and nimble move, typically to elude
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Freshwater bird
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A common and widespread dabbling duck, Anas platyrhynchos, whose male has a distinctive dark green head
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Coarse material
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An up-and-down movement, single or repeated
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Nothing, especially as the score in certain games
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A pretense or stratagem
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