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Another word for duck

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Verb
  1. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely

      1. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
      2. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
      3. To pass around rather than across or through:
      1. To evade; skirt:
      2. To step out of the way of.
      3. To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
      1. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
      2. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
      3. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
      1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
      2. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
      3. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
      1. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
      2. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
      3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
    See also:

    seek

  2. To keep away from

      1. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
      2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
      3. To avoid, especially persistently.
      1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
      2. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
      3. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
      1. To refrain from (doing something).
      2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
      3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
      1. To manage to keep away from; avoid
      2. To break loose from confinement; get free:
      3. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
      1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
      2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
      3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
      1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
      2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
      3. To avoid meeting
      1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
      2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
      3. To avoid or evade
      1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
      2. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
      3. To avoid (an obstacle) by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
      1. To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
      2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
      3. To avoid; disregard:
      1. To prevent from happening:
      2. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
      3. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  3. To plunge briefly in or into a liquid

      1. To place under water.
      2. To go under or as if under water.
      3. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
      1. To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
      2. To become immersed or soaking wet.
      3. To plunge or steep in a liquid
      1. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
      2. To baptize by submerging in water
      3. To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely
      1. To plunge or disappear, as in a liquid
      2. (Archaic) immerse
      1. (Basketball) To put (the ball) into the basket by means of a dunk shot
      2. (Intransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
      3. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
      1. To plunge or thrust suddenly into liquid
      2. (Informal) To put out (a light or fire) quickly
      3. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish:
      1. To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
      2. To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
      3. To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle:
    See also:

    enter

Noun
  1. The act of swimming

    See also:

    work

Another word for duck

Noun
Verb
  1. To lower the head or body quickly

      1. To carry the head and shoulders or the upper part of the body habitually bent forward
      2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
      3. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
      1. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
      2. (Nautical) To fasten:
      3. To misrepresent; distort:
      1. To cause to move up and down:
      2. To fish with a bob
      3. To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
    See also:

    bow

  2. To immerse quickly

      1. To plunge into liquid; immerse.
      2. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
      3. To immerse in a liquid for a short time
      1. To go under or as if under water.
      2. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
      3. To place under water.
      1. To thrust, throw, or force suddenly (into a liquid, hole, condition, etc.)
      2. To move forward and downward violently:
      3. To thrust or throw forcefully into a substance or place:
    See also:

    immerse

    dip

  3. To avoid

      1. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
      2. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
      3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
      1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
      2. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
      3. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
      1. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
      2. To avoid meeting
      3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
    See also:

    evade

    avoid

Idioms:

    like-water-off-a-duck-s-back