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duck

noun [C/U]  /dʌk/ us  

duck noun [C/U] (BIRD)

a bird that lives by water and has short legs with webbed feet (= feet with toes joined by skin), or the meat of this bird

duck

verb [I/T]  /dʌk/ us  

duck verb [I/T] (MOVE)

to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, esp. to avoid being hit: [T] Duck your head or you’ll bang it on the door frame. [I] She ducked below the surface of the rippling water. To duck is also to move quickly to a place, esp. in order not to be seen: [I] When he saw them coming, he ducked into a store. To duck a subject or question is to avoid it: [T] He accused the president of ducking the issue of campaign finance reform.
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