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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 for "duck":

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

How to pronounce duck?

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Indian

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How to use duck in a sentence?

  1. Guy Kawasaki:

    You have to sit by the side of a river for a *very* long time before a roast duck will fly into your mouth.

  2. 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.

  3. Willie Robertson:

    I’ve been talking a lot with Bobby Jindal, who is our governor. Bobby is a good friend of ours. He and his wife are good friends of Korie and [mine]. He has been on our television show. Anybody that comes down and has been on an episode of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ obviously is the frontrunner in my book.

  4. Malcolm Forbes:

    When in doubt, duck.

  5. Douglas Noel Adams:

    If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

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