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Definition of duck:

  1. A linen ( or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, - used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
  2. A pet; a darling.
  3. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
  4. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
  5. The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
  6. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
  7. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
  8. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
  9. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
  10. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.

Synonyms:

remit, bilk, ringneck, old, mandarin, plunge, defer, immerse, broadbill, hedge in, fulvous, douse, parry, turn off, butterball, work, dishearten, Peking, immerge, beat, widgeon, drench, environ, scoter, confuse, falsify, soak, deflect, merganser, outfox, ring, shelve, get around, ruddy, dip, sop, mottled, fudge, sidestep, eider, pochard, fake, harlequin, misrepresent, enter, dowse, prorogue, skirt, souse, pintail, put off, scaup, black, shoveler, green-winged teal, set back, bufflehead, hem in, disconcert, dodge, dunk, bury, manipulate, wood, flurry, border, block, hedge, garganey, surround, burke, evade, hold over, squaw, redhead, besiege, swim, eschew, sea, surf, spotbill, canvasback, baldpate, outsmart, whistler, circumvent, yellow-billed, elude, put over, cook, tufted, table, put out, tree, outwit, gadwall, baldpate, overreach, wangle, beleaguer, submerse, duck's egg, postpone, musk, butterball, sink, dim, seek, Mexican, submerge, masked, Aylesbury cinnamon teal.

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