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    duck - Dictionary definition and meaning for word duck

    Definition
    (noun) small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs Definition
    (noun) (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    Synonyms : duck's egg
    Definition
    (noun) flesh of a duck (domestic or wild) Definition
    (noun) a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents Definition
    (verb) to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
    Example Sentence
    • Before he could duck, another stone struck him
    Definition
    (verb) submerge or plunge suddenly Definition
    (verb) dip into a liquid
    Synonyms : dip , douse
    Example Sentence
    • He dipped into the pool
    Definition
    (verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    Synonyms : circumvent , dodge , elude , evade , fudge , hedge , parry , put off , sidestep , skirt
    Example Sentence
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
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