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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
  • the disgraceful ducking of your duties to your family

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present participle of duck

Synonyms & Antonyms of ducking (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to move suddenly aside or to and fro
  • duck behind a pillar before they see us

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3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
  • ducked the new camper in the lake as a joke

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“Ducking.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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