Synonyms for duck


1. duck, anseriform bird
usage: small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
2. duck, duck's egg, score
usage: (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
3. duck, poultry
usage: flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
4. duck, fabric, cloth, material, textile
usage: a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents


1. duck, move
usage: to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
2. duck, dive, plunge, plunk
usage: submerge or plunge suddenly
3. dip, douse, duck, dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse
usage: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
4. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, avoid
usage: 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"
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