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1‘the ball passed over the batsman as he ducked’
bob down, bow 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
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