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

2 senses of ducking

Sense 1
ducking, duck hunting -- (hunting ducks)
       => hunt, hunting -- (the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport)

Sense 2
submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing -- (the act of wetting something by submerging it)
       => wetting -- (the act of making something wet)

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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