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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 of duck 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, wightWords Related to duck hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of duck 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 of duck avoid, dodge, escape, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Words Related to duck 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 of duck 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 of duck dodge, jink, sidestep, slalom, weave, zigzagWords Related to duck 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 of duck douse (also dowse), dip, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, submerseWords Related to duck bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust



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