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duck

v. 1. [DAE, to get out of sight; to get away from; DAUL duck to dodge or to avoid] to avoid (a person or thing): 1966 He duck it. The wise man see trouble and he run from it (Crowley 47). You duckin' me? (Nassau). (Gen.)

2. [OED, to plunge (a person or thing) momen­tarily in, into or under water] to douse someone, especially with a bucket of water. (Berry, White)

3. [cf. dock idem] to withhold (someone's pay). (Inagua, Mayag., White)

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Last update: 2011-02-20 21:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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