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  Words related to duck

Related / Similar Words: duck's egg, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestep, dip, douse

 

Definition:
  • small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs;
  • a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents;
  • flesh of a duck (domestic or wild);
  • (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman;
  • 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";
  • to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him";
  • submerge or plunge suddenly;
  • dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool";

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    Hyponyms: drake, quack-quack, duckling, diving duck, dabbling duck, dabbler, mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, black duck, Anas rubripes, teal, widgeon, wigeon, Anas penelope, shoveler, shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeata, pintail, pin-tailed duck, Anas acuta, sheldrake, ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeola, goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangula, canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineria, pochard, Aythya ferina, redhead, Aythya americana, scaup, scaup duck, bluebill, wild duck, wood duck, summer duck, wood widgeon, Aix sponsa, mandarin duck, Aix galericulata, muscovy duck, musk duck, Cairina moschata, sea duck, quibble

     

    Member Meronyms: Anatidae, family Anatidae

     

    Derivational Morphology: dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing, dip, plunge

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: rosë   Basque: paita  
    Belarusian: качка   Bosnian: patka  
    Breton: houad   Bulgarian: патица  
    Catalan: ànec   Chinese:  
    Croatian: patka   Danish: and  
    Dutch: eend   Esperanto: anaso  
    Estonian: part   Finnish: ankka and naarassorsa  
    French: canard and cane   Frisian: ein  
    Galician: pato   German: Ente  
    Greek: πάπια   Hungarian: kacsa  
    Icelandic: önd   Indonesian: bebek  
    Interlingua: anate   Irish: lacha  
    Italian: anatra   Japanese: アヒル  
    Korean: 오리   Latin: anas  
    Latvian: pīle   Lithuanian: antis  
    Macedonian: патка   Malayalam: താറാവ്  
    Maltese: papra   Norwegian: and  
    Polish: kaczka   Portuguese: pata and pato  
    Romanian: raţă   Russian: утка  
    Slovak: kačka   Slovene: raca  
    Spanish: pata and pato   Swedish: and  
    Telugu: బాతు   Turkish: ördek  
    Vietnamese: (con and thịt and vịt   Welsh: hwyad  
     
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