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duck 1

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

noun

  • 1 countable a dead duck
    un asunto acabado
    to play ducks and drakes
    hacer cabrillas or (Southern Cone) (Mexico) patitos or (Colombia) pan y quesito (en el agua)
    to play ducks and drakes with something
    tirar algo por la ventana
    to take to something like a duck to waterhe took to skiing like a duck to water
    empezó a esquiar como si lo hubiera hecho toda la vida
    Example sentences
    • The other day while walking along the footpath opposite the park I noticed seven or eight drakes surrounding a female duck and her ten ducklings.
    • The female shows the same silhouette but is a brown duck whose crest is often obscured.
  • 2 uncountable (Cookery)
    Example sentences
    • From a nutritional perspective, the duck, cucumber, spring onion and pancakes make a reasonably well-balanced meal.
    • In a heavy, flameproof casserole, cook the sausages and duck in the olive oil until their fat runs and the sausages and duck are golden on all sides.
    • Cook the duck until tender, then add the potatoes and onion.

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duck 2
American English: /dək/
British English: /dʌk/

intransitive verb

  • (bow down)
    agacharse
    (hide) esconderse
    I ducked behind a pillar
    me escondí rápidamente detrás de una columna
    Example sentences
    • Droplets of rain had already fallen, and he quickly ducked into his car to avoid being drenched by the rain.
    • He quickly ducked into the building and ran for the nearest lift.
    • Avoiding the rain he ducked into a nearby building and fled downstairs to take a covered shortcut to his work area.

transitive verb

  • 2 (submerge)
    Example sentences
    • It is no more a proper trial than ducking witches used to be.
    • Offenders could be ducked in water.
    • Players, including William, were ducked under the water and roughly tackled by the opposing side.
  • 3 (dodge)
    (question)
    eludir
    esquivar
    (responsibility)
    evadir
    eludir
    Example sentences
    • Cyrus ducked the blow and landed another punch to James' stomach, knocking the wind from him and sending him to the ground again.
    • He ducked the blow and countered it, his own fist connecting with my jaw and his knee finding its way to my stomach.
    • But he ducked the blow and darted his head back up colliding with Kung's chin.
    Example sentences
    • Whatever else that is, it's hardly ducking responsibility.
    • Is the closure of Internet chat rooms more about ducking responsibility than child safety?
    • And none of this is meant to suggest that the editorial page editor can use the policy to duck responsibility for inaccuracies on the page.

Phrasal verbs

duck out

verb + adverb
to duck out of something
escabullirse de algo
eludir algo

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duck 3
American English: /dək/
British English: /dʌk/

noun

  • (British English) [colloquial] (as term of address)
    tesoro [colloquial]
    majo, (-ja) (Spain) [colloquial]

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duck 4
American English: /dək/
British English: /dʌk/

noun

  • 1 uncountable (fabric)
    Example sentences
    • If stripes aren't your style, experiment with other casual fabrics, such as cotton duck, denim, and corduroy.
    • Cut the diaper cover pieces from the yellow cotton duck or broadcloth according to the pattern guidesheet.
    • I am interested in dyeing 35 yards of cotton duck for slipcovers for a sofa.
  • 2
    also: ducks plural
    (Clothing)
    pantalones (masculine plural) de dril or lona

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duck 5
American English: /dək/
British English: /dʌk/

noun

  • (in cricket) to be out for a duck
    ser eliminado sin marcar ningún tanto
    Example sentences
    • Stillington made major inroads into Harrogate's batting as they dismissed three home batsmen for ducks.
    • I remember that Gundappa Viswanath scored a duck and a century on his Test debut - has anyone else done this?
    • Laker's tally of eight ducks inflicted in that famous match against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956 is the record for a single Test.

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