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duck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of duck

  1. a member of the human race <her coworkers regard her as something of an odd duck> Synonyms baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, human, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter




duck

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of duck

  1. 1 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery <don't try to duck your commitment to spending Thanksgiving with your family by claiming you have to work> Synonyms avoid, dodge, escape, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Related Words miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwartNear Antonyms accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur

  2. 2 to move suddenly aside or to and fro <duck behind a pillar before they see us> Synonyms dodge, jink, sidestep, slalom, weave, zigzagRelated Words avoid, elude, escape, evade, parry, shirk, skirt; deflect, turn; slide, slip

  3. 3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid <ducked the new camper in the lake as a joke> Synonyms douse (also dowse), dip, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, submerseRelated Words bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust




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