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Synonyms for duck
dʌk

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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

  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

    "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

    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

    "He dipped into the pool"

    Synonyms:
    parry, fudge, dim, hedge, dodge, dowse, dunk, skirt, 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)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

    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, 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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. duck(n)

    Synonyms:
    drake (male), teal

    Associated words:
    anatine, anserine, anatiferous, quack

  2. duck(n. pl)

    Synonyms:
    anatidæ, anseres

    Associated words:
    anatine, anserine, anatiferous, quack

  3. duck(v)

    Synonyms:
    souse, dip, plunge, immerse, dive, dodge, cringe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce duck?

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How to say duck in sign language?

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How to use duck in a sentence?

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    It's clear that gun-free zones are sitting-duck zones.

  2. John Glisson:

    It's raining virus in the form of duck and goose poop.

  3. Reince Priebus:

    But Reince Priebus also cast a lot of blame on Democrats for allowing sensitive emails to be hacked, which hurt the campaign of their presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Still, Reince Priebus argued that the FBI warned the Democratic National Committee about the email hackings. We have a DNC as a sitting duck. . . It matters.

  4. Massimo Faggioli:

    It is very hard to see how the conference can continue this way, with a president who is even worse than a lame duck, the credibility of the Massimo Faggioli bishops is in freefall, which can only be stopped by a visible change in leadership.

  5. The Atlantic Molly Ball:

    It's a real wild card in the House whether (Speaker John) Boehner is going to be empowered by this larger majority or whether they're going to be a bigger thorn in his side in the way we've seen in the past, so as we look to whether the relative harmony and lack of drama of this lame-duck period can continue in the new Congress, I think that's going to be a major factor.


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