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To move suddenly, usually to avoid a collision
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“Quickly duck behind a wall to avoid being seen.”
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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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Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen
“Clark did his best not to shuffle his feet or duck his head.”
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To lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something
“Rufus grabbed him from behind to duck him under the surface.”
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Deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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To physically and nimbly elude (typically an opponent in a contest)
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Lower and raise one's head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal
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To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
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To cause to fail
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To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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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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Plunge head first into water with one's arms raised over one's head
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To prevent oneself from
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Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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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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Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
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To conceal or hide from view
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To leave behind
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Noun
A human being in the general sense
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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 act of jumping or diving into water
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An act of nodding the head
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Nothing, especially as the score in certain games; zero
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A pretense or stratagem
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