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duck

noun (n)

  • small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • flesh of a duck (domestic or wild) (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A pet; a darling. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Before he could duck, another stone struck him.
    source: wordnet30
  • submerge or plunge suddenly (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • dip into a liquid (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dip, douse
    source: wordnet30
  • avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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