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Noun
The act or state of avoiding something undesirable
“Such an attitude represents a ducking of responsibility that should not be tolerated in our profession.”
Noun
A brief immersion in liquid
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A plunge head first into water
Verb
Present participle for to physically bend one's body downward
“I told him to duck down behind the bushes with me.”
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Present participle for to move suddenly to one side or out of the way of something
“They came to the bottom of the tunnel and were forced to quickly duck behind a corner as a pair of orc shaman walked toward them.”
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Present participle for to physically avoid a collision (by moving quickly 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something
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“Rufus grabbed him from behind to duck him under the surface.”
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Present participle for deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for to physically and nimbly elude (typically an opponent in a contest)
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Present participle for to react in fear or apprehension
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Present participle for deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for to swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
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Present participle for to shun or shy away from
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Present participle for to feign illness, injury, or incapacitation in order to avoid work or obligation
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Present participle for to be liberated or freed from (something)
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Present participle for to plunge headfirst into water with one's arms raised over one's head
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Present participle for rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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(fend off) Present participle for to defend against or keep away
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Present participle for to make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements
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Present participle for to hide oneself or stay out of sight
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
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Present participle for to conceal or hide from view
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Present participle for to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
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Present participle for to leave behind
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(of a person or animal) Present participle for to sink to or towards the ground
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