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English definition of “duck out of sth”

duck out of sth

informal phrasal verb with duck     /dʌk/ verb
to avoid doing something: You can't duck out of your responsibilities .Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of duck out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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