Definition of 'duck'

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Example sentences containing 'duck'

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The larger yolks of duck eggs help to enrich this salad. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I turned and saw a small head ducking and weaving behind the sofa arm. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Goose and duck love this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could hardly flap your wings without hitting at least two more ducks over the head. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Pull any excess fat from inside the cavity and around the necks of the ducks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Referees are often criticised for ducking the cameras after matches and now we know why. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Too often in the past it bailed out lame ducks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We erected a run outside the duck house and she gradually allowed them more and more freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Ministers have ducked the question for years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is capacity to raise one million ducks a year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sheltered garden has a large duck pond. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He ducked and the bird flew out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His staff called them the duck shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This time he ducked the other way. The Sun (2014)Point out that avoiding you is ducking the issue. The Sun (2009)They were blushing and shyly ducking their veiled heads. John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006)They are picking on a lame duck. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The house duck here was grey and soggy with fat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Without a doubt, the cuisine centres around both the goose and the duck. Millon, Kim & Millon, Marc The Wine Roads of France (1989)She didn't duck or dive but carried on as normal. The Sun (2011)Otherwise, the batsman ducked safely on a slow pitch and was rarely subdued for long. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She's such an odd duck in so many ways. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Made from cotton duck, both products are very tough. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Confronted about their leadership ambitions, most politicians duck and dive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of these, it is always worth looking out for roast duck, often served with apples. Wood, Katie Cheap Eats Guide to Europe 1994 (1993)

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Translations for 'duck'

British English: duck /dʌk/ NOUN
A duck is a common water bird with short legs and a large flat beak.
Chickens and ducks walk around outside.
  • American English: duck
  • Arabic: بَطَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pato
  • Chinese: 鸭子
  • Croatian: patka
  • Czech: kachna
  • Danish: and
  • Dutch: eend
  • European Spanish: pato
  • Finnish: ankka
  • French: canard
  • German: Ente
  • Greek: πάπια
  • Italian: anatra
  • Japanese: アヒル
  • Korean: 오리
  • Norwegian: and
  • Polish: kaczka
  • European Portuguese: pato
  • Romanian: rață
  • Russian: утка
  • Latin American Spanish: pato ave palmípeda
  • Swedish: anka djur
  • Thai: เป็ด
  • Turkish: ördek
  • Ukrainian: качка
  • Vietnamese: con vịt
British English: duck VERB
If you duck, you move your head or the top half of your body quickly downwards to avoid something that might hit you, or to avoid being seen.
He ducked in time to save his head from a blow from the poker.
  • American English: duck
  • Brazilian Portuguese: abaixar-se repentinamente
  • Chinese: 迅速低下
  • European Spanish: agacharse
  • French: se baisser vivement
  • German: sich ducken
  • Italian: abbassarsi
  • Japanese: 身をかがめる
  • Korean: 몸을 획 숙이다
  • European Portuguese: baixar-se repentinamente
  • Latin American Spanish: agacharse


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