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
North American informal cut
Australian/New Zealand informal duck-shove
archaic decline, bilk
[Antonyms] take part in, face up to
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