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English definition of “duck out of sth”

duck out of sth

phrasal verb with duck     /dʌk/ verb
to avoid doing something that other people are expecting you to do: [+ doing sth] She was trying to duck out of doing her homework.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of duck out of sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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