Pronunciation of Duck
/dˈʌk/, /dˈʌk/, /d_ˈʌ_k/

Antonyms for duck:


Synonyms for duck:

Sense 1

grebe, She, submersion, horseflesh, white meat, submerse, ewe, canine, fowl, reptilian, dipper, dark meat, lioness, meat, bacon, red meat, tigress, bovine, crabmeat, jenny, splash around, venison, mutton, horsey, wade, doe, poultry, moorhen, equine, birdlike, veal, porcine, pork, offal, nanny-goat, ground beef, quail, Immerge, canvas, leonine.

Sense 2

eschew, wallow, chicken, wild boar, vixen, ford, cow, toss back, aquiline, meatball, feline, submerged, mincemeat, hen, mince, submarine, bow, sow, burke, hind, mare, beef.

Sense 3

go under, ratty, crab, rabbit, nod, sunken, swim, dam, lamb.

Sense 4

girl, resurface, motion, churn.

Sense 7

tilt, toss, paddle.

Sense 9


Sense 10


Sense 15

go down.

Sense 18







put off.





Sense 2 (noun)

bovine, horsey, aquiline, feline, equine, leonine, porcine, birdlike, canine.

Sense 3 (noun)

eschew, get around, burke.

Sense 4 (noun)

chicken, ground beef, bacon, dark meat, crabmeat, horseflesh, submerse, beef, crab.

Sense 5 (noun)

bow, swim.

Sense 7 (noun)

doe, dam, ewe, jenny, girl, hen, cow, hind.

Sense 8 (noun)

dipper, grebe.

Sense 10 (noun)

go under, splash, go down.

bird (noun)

finch, squab, sheldrake, pelican, bittern, sandpiper, bird, cuckoo, bullfinch, cardinal, dove, quetzal, eagle, horned owl, ibis, weaver, snipe, sea gull, bluebill, sparrow, redbird, crow, dodo, woodpecker, blackbird, parakeet, Canada Goose, raven, robin, nuthatch, songbird, condor, hummingbird, lark, macaw, flamingo, grackle, thrush, bald eagle, oriole, plover, ostrich, canary, goose, coot, starling, lovebird, curlew, gull, cormorant, mockingbird, mourning dove, crested jay, goldfinch, wren, road runner, rook, osprey, partridge, blue jay, grosbeak, booby, jackdaw, cockatoo, tern, swan, emu, peacock, myna, barn owl, bluebird, turtledove, vulture, loon, pheasant, penguin, cassowary, swift, kingfisher, albatross, heron, nightingale, stork, grouse, magpie, crane, falcon, spoonbill, egret, harrier, jay, puffin, parrot, teal, hawk, ringtail, mallard, peregrine, buzzard, waxwing, yellowbird, pigeon, chickadee, turkey, owl, redwing.

duck (noun)

douse, circumvent, hedge, elude, parry, evade, fudge, skirt, duck's egg, sidestep, dip, dodge.

fowl (noun)


avoid (verb)

circumvent, shun, abstain, dodge, elude, skip, sidestep, decline, bypass, escape, shrink, shirk, recoil, avoid, evade, avert.

drop down; avoid (verb)

elude, bow, shirk, evade, shun, parry, plunge, submerge, escape, sidestep, dip, dodge.

Usage examples for duck:

  • We were- well, as you would say, a sitting duck. - "Dave Dawson at Casablanca", Robert Sydney Bowen.
  • This bird is as large as a duck. - "The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences", Sir John Barrow.
  • No canoe rises the waves save the grey feather- boat of the wild duck, and the majestic circling hawk is the only fisherman. - "Under the Southern Cross", Elizabeth Robins.

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