duck out

Definition of duck out


  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of various swimming birds (family Anatidae, the duck family) in which the neck and legs are short, the feet typically webbed, the bill often broad and flat, and the sexes usually different from each other in plumage

    :  the flesh of any of these birds used as food

    :  a female duck — compare drake

  1. :  to thrust under water

    :  to lower (as the head) quickly :  bow

    :  avoid, evade

  1. :  an instance of ducking

  1. :  a durable closely woven usually cotton fabric

    :  light clothes and especially trousers made of duck

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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a brief usually trivial fact

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