Synonyms of duck in English:

duck


See definition of duck

verb

1‘the ball passed over the batsman as he ducked’

SYNONYMS

bob down, bow down, hunch down, hunker down, sit on one's haunches

cower, cringe, shrink, huddle

North American informal scooch

ANTONYMS

straighten up, stand

2‘she was ducked in the river’

SYNONYMS

dip, dunk, plunge, immerse, submerge, lower, sink

3‘he ducked out of history lessons’

SYNONYMS

shirk, dodge, evade, avoid, steer clear of, run away from, elude, escape, find a way out of, back out of, pull out of, shun, eschew, miss

sidestep, bypass, skirt round, circumvent, give a wide berth to, find a way round, turn one's back on

cop out of, get out of, wriggle out of, worm one's way out of

British skive, skive off, funk

North American cut

NZ Australian duck-shove

archaic decline, bilk

ANTONYMS

take part in, face up to