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duck

noun uk   /dʌk/ us  

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   /dʌk/ us  
[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 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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