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Synonyms for duck

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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

    duck's egg

  2. duck, duck's egg(noun)

    (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

    duck's egg

  3. duck(noun)

    flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

    duck's egg

  4. duck(verb)

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

    duck's egg

  5. duck(verb)

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

    "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

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

  6. duck(verb)

    submerge or plunge suddenly

    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"

    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"

    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.

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

    The object is immersed in water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. duck(v. a.)

    immerse, plunge, souse, dip

  2. duck(v. n.)

    dive, plunge, dip, immerse one's self

  3. duck(v. n.)

    bow, cringe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. duck(n)

    drake (male), teal

    Associated words:
    anatine, anserine, anatiferous, quack

  2. duck(n. pl)

    anatidæ, anseres

    Associated words:
    anatine, anserine, anatiferous, quack

  3. duck(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use duck in a sentence?

  1. Jay Leno:

    I would like to do that, but Dave doesn’t really do that. He is very talented. He is really funny. [But] Dave is kind of an odd duck. He is not really that kind of guy.

  2. Carlos Curbelo:

    I think in the lame duck, there will be a major opportunity to address this in a definitive way, and I don't think we should underestimate the importance of the work that was done in the Senate when they had their immigration exercise and the work that we did here, that all sets up a possible resolution to all of this after the election. Which would be something to celebrate for sure.

  3. Mark Hamill:

    That debate was the worst thing Ive ever seen I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special, it was the worst thing I have ever experienced and I made out with a duck.

  4. Tiffany Carol Fintel:

    When I arrived at the shelter to discover 15 cats, Jean said to load as many as we could fit, if there had been pigs or even a duck she would have told me to take them too lol. The cats are settling in and we have a few cat rescues stepping up to help with them.

  5. Malcolm Forbes:

    When in doubt, duck.

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