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  Definition of duck
  1. small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  2. a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
  3. flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
  4. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
  5. 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"
  6. to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
  7. submerge or plunge suddenly
  8. dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
Similar Words: duck's egg, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestep, dip, douse

 

Hyponyms: drake, quack-quack, duckling, diving duck, dabbling duck, dabbler, mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, black duck, Anas rubripes, teal, widgeon, wigeon, Anas penelope, shoveler, shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeata, pintail, pin-tailed duck, Anas acuta, sheldrake, ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeola, goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangula, canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineria, pochard, Aythya ferina, redhead, Aythya americana, scaup, scaup duck, bluebill, wild duck, wood duck, summer duck, wood widgeon, Aix sponsa, mandarin duck, Aix galericulata, muscovy duck, musk duck, Cairina moschata, sea duck, quibble

 

Member Meronyms: Anatidae, family Anatidae

 

Derivational Morphology: dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing, dip, plunge

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: rosë   Basque: paita  
Belarusian: качка   Bosnian: patka  
Breton: houad   Bulgarian: патица  
Catalan: ànec   Chinese:  
Croatian: patka   Danish: and  
Dutch: eend   Esperanto: anaso  
Estonian: part   Finnish: ankka and naarassorsa  
French: canard and cane   Frisian: ein  
Galician: pato   German: Ente  
Greek: πάπια   Hungarian: kacsa  
Icelandic: önd   Indonesian: bebek  
Interlingua: anate   Irish: lacha  
Italian: anatra   Japanese: アヒル  
Korean: 오리   Latin: anas  
Latvian: pīle   Lithuanian: antis  
Macedonian: патка   Malayalam: താറാവ്  
Maltese: papra   Norwegian: and  
Polish: kaczka   Portuguese: pata and pato  
Romanian: raţă   Russian: утка  
Slovak: kačka   Slovene: raca  
Spanish: pata and pato   Swedish: and  
Telugu: బాతు   Turkish: ördek  
Vietnamese: (con and thịt and vịt   Welsh: hwyad  
 
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