Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun duck

4 senses of duck

Sense 1
duck -- (small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs)
       => anseriform bird -- (chiefly web-footed swimming birds)

Sense 2
duck, duck's egg -- ((cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman)
       => score -- (a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0")

Sense 3
duck -- (flesh of a duck (domestic or wild))
       => poultry -- (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

Sense 4
duck -- (a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb duck

4 senses of duck

Sense 1
duck -- (to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
duck -- (submerge or plunge suddenly)
       => dive, plunge, plunk -- (drop steeply; "the stock market plunged")

Sense 3
dip, douse, duck -- (dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool")
       => dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse -- (immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint")

Sense 4
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (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")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

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