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Meaning & Definition of Duck in English

English

Duck

/dək/

noun

1. Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

    synonym:
  • duck

2. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

    synonym:
  • duck
  • ,
  • duck's egg

3. Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

    synonym:
  • duck

4. A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave

  • Used for clothing and tents
    synonym:
  • duck

verb

1. To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

  • "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
    synonym:
  • duck

2. Submerge or plunge suddenly

    synonym:
  • duck

3. Dip into a liquid

  • "He dipped into the pool"
    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • douse
  • ,
  • duck

4. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  • "He dodged the issue"
  • "She skirted the problem"
  • "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
  • "He evaded the questions skillfully"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • fudge
  • ,
  • evade
  • ,
  • put off
  • ,
  • circumvent
  • ,
  • parry
  • ,
  • elude
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • dodge
  • ,
  • duck
  • ,
  • sidestep

Examples of using

He walks like a duck.
Have you ever walked like a duck?
My son's rubber duck is yellow.