duck out

phrasal verb
ducked out; ducking out; ducks out

Definition of duck out

informal
: to leave suddenly and usually without telling anyone that one is leaving We ducked out after the first act of the play. often + on or of They ducked out on us without even saying goodbye.I had to duck out of the meeting to take a phone call. often used figuratively and in a sneaky or improper way He wants to duck out of the contract.She ducked out on paying the bill for the meal.

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