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duck

noun

1 duck

Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.

Roget 366: animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.    beast, brute, creature, critter [U.S.]; wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, ... show more

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

Roget 899: favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e [Fr.]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.    ... show more

Dutch: bout, bukken, duiken, eend
Polish: kaczka



2 duck

cricket A score of nothing by a batsman.

synonym: duck's egg.

3 duck

Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild).

Polish: kaczka

4 duck

A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.

verb

1 duck

To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away.

Dutch: duiken

2 duck

Submerge or plunge suddenly.

3 duck

Dip into a liquid.

synonyms: dip, douse.

Roget 310: plunge, dip, souse, duck; dive, plump; take a plunge, take a header; make a plunge; bathe etc. (water) 337.    submerge, ... show more

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

4 duck

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

synonyms: circumvent, dodge, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt.

Dutch: drukken, omzeilen


Moby thesaurus: Adamite, Bantam, Cornish hen, about the bush, also-ran, angel, avert, avoid, avoidance, avoiding reaction, babe, baby, baby-doll, back and fill, banty, baptism, baptize, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, bastard ... show more.

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