- 1 countable/numerable pato (masculine); (female) pata (feminine) a dead duck un asunto acabado to play ducks and drakes hacer* cabrillas or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Mexico/México) patitos or (Colombia) pan y quesito (en el agua) to play ducks and drakes with sth tirar algo por la ventana to take to sth like a duck to water he took to skiing like a duck to water empezó a esquiar como si lo hubiera hecho toda la vidaMore 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/no numerable [Cookery/Cocina] pato (masculine)More 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.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 (lower) [head] agachar, bajarMore 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.
- 3 (dodge) [question] eludir, esquivar; [responsibility] evadir, eludirMore example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.
duck outverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio escabullirse* to duck out