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Synonyms of duck in English:


  • 1 he ducked behind the wall
    bob down, bend (down), stoop (down), crouch (down), squat (down), hunch down, hunker down;
    cower, cringe
  • 2 she was ducked in the river
  • 3 informal they cannot duck the issue forever
    shirk, dodge, evade, avoid, elude, escape, back out of, shun, eschew, sidestep, bypass, circumvent
    informal cop out of, get out of, wriggle out of, dipsy-doodle around
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