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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.
Translations of “duck”
in Korean 오리…
in Arabic بَط…
in French plonger dans l’eau, faire boire la tasse, se baisser brusquement…
in Turkish ördek…
in Italian anatra…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 鴨子, 鴨肉…
in Russian утка…
in Polish kaczka…
in Spanish hundir, sumergir, agachar…
in Portuguese pato…
in German untertauchen, sich ducken…
in Catalan ànec…
in Japanese アヒル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鸭子, 鸭肉…
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