duck synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term duck:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. duck(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    duck's egg

  2. duck, duck's egg(noun)

    (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

    Synonyms:
    duck's egg, duck

  3. duck(noun)

    flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

    Synonyms:
    duck's egg

  4. duck(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    duck's egg

  5. duck(verb)

    to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

    Synonyms:
    parry, circumvent, evade, hedge, douse, elude, dip, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, dodge

  6. duck(verb)

    submerge or plunge suddenly

    Synonyms:
    parry, circumvent, evade, hedge, douse, elude, dip, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, dodge

  7. dip, douse, duck(verb)

    dip into a liquid

    Synonyms:
    parry, fudge, dim, hedge, dodge, dowse, dunk, skirt, duck, sink, put out, souse, sop, soak, circumvent, dip, put off, elude, drench, douse, evade, plunge, sidestep

  8. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    put over, circumvent, set back, dip, turn off, confuse, sidestep, cook, douse, overreach, beat, surround, dishearten, hold over, hem in, environ, defer, outfox, deflect, parry, dodge, remit, fake, duck, border, flurry, prorogue, block, outsmart, hedge, manipulate, put off, evade, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, elude, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. duck

    Dip is Saxon, while immerse is Latin for the same initial act; dip is accordingly the more popular and commonplace, immerse the more elegant and dignified expression in many cases. To speak of baptism by immersion as dipping now seems rude; tho entirely proper and usual in early English. Baptists now universally use the word immerse. To dip and to immerse alike signify to bury or submerge some object in a liquid; but dip implies that the object dipped is at once removed from the liquid, while immerse is wholly silent as to the removal. Immerse also suggests more absolute completeness of the action; one may dip his sleeve or dip a sponge in a liquid, if he but touches the edge; if he immerses it, he completely sinks it under, and covers it with the liquid. Submerge implies that the object can not readily be removed, if at all; as, a submerged wreck. To plunge is to immerse suddenly and violently, for which douse and duck are colloquial terms. Dip is used, also, unlike the other words, to denote the putting of a hollow vessel into a liquid in order to remove a portion of it; in this sense we say dip up, dip out. Compare synonyms for BURY.

    Synonyms:
    bury, dip, douse, immerge, immerse, plunge, sink, submerge

    Preposition:
    The object is immersed in water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. duck(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    immerse, plunge, souse, dip

  2. duck(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dive, plunge, dip, immerse one's self

  3. duck(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bow, cringe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

ducks, canard, ducky, duckling, duk, ap, goose



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