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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
Noun
A plunge headfirst into water
Verb
Present participle for to physically bend downward
“Devin would slip his arm around her and slowly duck his head until his nose could meet hers.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to attempt to get out of a responsibility or situation
“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 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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Present participle for to suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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Present participle for to avoid 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 be liberated or freed from (something)
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Present participle for to fail to fulfill an obligation or payment
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Present participle for to physically plunge downward, especially headfirst and into water
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Present participle for to rebuff, ignore, or spurn (someone) disdainfully
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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 conceal or hide from view
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(of a person or animal) Present participle for to sink to or towards the ground
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