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Dictionary definition for: Duck

1. (n) small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

2. (v) to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

3. (n) (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

4. (v) submerge or plunge suddenly

5. (n) flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

6. (v) dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"

7. (n) a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

8. (v) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) "He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

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