There are 2 translations of duck in Spanish:

duck1

Pronunciation: /dʌk/

n

  • 1 1.1 c pato (m); (female) pata (f) a dead duck un asunto acabado to play ducks and drakes hacer* cabrillas or (CS, Méx) patitos or (Col) 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 vida water1 1
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    • 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.
    1.2 u [Culin] pato (m)
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    • 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.
  • 3 3.1 u (fabric) lona (f) 3.2
    (ducks pl)
    [Clothing] pantalones (mpl) de dril or lona
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    • 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.
  • 4 c (in cricket) cero (m) to be out for a duck ser* eliminado sin marcar ningún tanto

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of duck in Spanish:

duck2

vi

  • (bow down) agacharse; (hide) esconderse I ducked behind a pillar me escondí rápidamente detrás de una columna

vt

  • 1 (lower) [head] agachar, bajar
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    • 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.
  • 2 (submerge) hundir
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    • 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
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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.
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    • 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

v + adv
escabullirse* to duck out of sth escabullirse* de algo, eludir algo

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.