Synonyms of duck in English:

Share this entry

duck 1

noun

Word links

drake1 male
duck1 female
duckling young
Definition of duck in:
Share this entry
 

Synonyms of duck in English:

Share this entry
duck 2

verb

  • 1 the ball passed over the batsman as he ducked he ducked behind the wall
    cower, cringe, shrink, huddle
    North American informal scooch
    [Antonyms] straighten up, stand
  • 2 she was ducked in the river
    dip, dunk, plunge, immerse, submerge, lower, sink
  • 3 informal he ducked out of history lessons they cannot duck the issue much longer
    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
    informal cop out of, get out of, wriggle out of, worm one's way out of
    British informal skive, skive off, funk
    North American informal cut
    Australian/New Zealand informal duck-shove
    archaic decline, bilk
    [Antonyms] take part in, face up to
  • Definition of duck in:
    Share this entry
     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources