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The action of the verb to duck
A brief immersion in liquid
An indirect answer; a prevaricating excuse
A plunge head first into water
Present participle for to move suddenly, usually to avoid a collision
“Quickly duck behind a wall to avoid being seen.”
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.”
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.”
Present participle for 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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