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British English: /dʌk/
American English: /dək/

Translation of duck in French:


  • 2 (in cricket)to be out for ou to make a duck
    ne marquer aucun point
    to break one's duck
    marquer son premier point
    remporter sa première victoire
  • 3 (British English) [dialect] [informal]
    also: ducks
    (form of address)
    (to child) mon chéri/ma chérie m/f
    (to woman) ma petite dame

also: ducks plural noun

transitive verb

  • 4 (push under water)
    faire boire la tasse à [informal] (person)

intransitive verb

  • (boxer)
    esquiver un coup
    I ducked into a side street to avoid meeting her
    je me suis engouffré dans une ruelle pour éviter de la rencontrer
    to duck behind something
    se cacher derrière quelque chose


he took to it like a duck to water

il s'y est mis comme s'il avait fait ça toute sa vie

(there's no point in telling him off) it's like water off a duck's back

(c'est inutile de le réprimander) ça ne le touche absolument pas

Phrasal verbs

duck out

1 duck out of [something]
quitter (office, room)
2 duck out of doing
arriver à éviter de faire
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