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English definition of “duck”

duck

verb [I/T] (MOVE)   /dʌk/
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 .
(Definition of duck verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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