Meaning of “duck” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /dʌk/
MOVE [ I, T ]

to move your head or body down quickly to avoid being hit or seen:

Billy ducked behind a car when he saw his teacher.
AVOID [ T ] informal

to avoid something that is difficult or unpleasant:

He managed to duck the issue.

(Definition of “duck verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)