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duck

noun uk   us   /dʌk/

duck noun (BIRD)

A2 [C] a bird that lives by water, has webbed feet (= feet with skin between the toes), a short neck and a large beak [U] the meat of this bird
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duck noun (PERSON)

[C] UK old-fashioned informal (also ducks) a friendly way of talking to someone you like: [as form of address] Come and sit beside me, duck.

duck

verb uk   us   /dʌk/
[I or T] to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, especially to avoid being hit: I saw the ball hurtling towards me and ducked (down). Duck your head or you'll bang it on the doorframe. [T] to push someone underwater for a short time: The boys were splashing around and ducking each other in the pool. [I + adv/prep] to move quickly to a place, especially in order not to be seen: When he saw them coming, he ducked into a doorway.
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Translations of “duck”
in Arabic بَط…
in Korean 오리…
in Malaysian membenamkan, tunduk…
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 Vietnamese dìm nhanh xuống nước, chúi đầu xuống…
in Spanish hundir, sumergir, agachar…
in Portuguese pato…
in Thai ดำน้ำ, หลบ…
in German untertauchen, sich ducken…
in Catalan ànec…
in Japanese アヒル…
in Indonesian membenamkan, menghindari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鸭子, 鸭肉…
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