Definition for DUCK

DUCK, v.t. [G. ducken, and tauchen; D. duiken, pret. dock, to stoop, dive, plunge. Qu. Sax. theachan, to wash, and its alliance to tingo and dye. Class Dg.]

  1. To dip or plunge in water and suddenly withdraw; as, to duck a seaman. It differs from dive, which signifies to plunge one's self, without immediately emerging.
  2. To plunge the head in water and immediately withdraw it; as, duck the boy.
  3. To bow, stoop, or nod.

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