Synonyms of duck in English:


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


bob down, bend, bend down, bow down, stoop, stoop down, crouch, crouch down, squat, squat down, hunch down, hunker down, sit on one's haunches

cower, cringe, shrink, huddle

North American informal scooch


straighten up, stand

2‘she was ducked in the river’


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

3‘he ducked out of history lessons’


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


take part in, face up to