Adjective "ducked" definition and examples

(Ducked may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʌk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.
  1. 'The rear feet of the beaver are large and webbed like a duck's feet, to give the animal good swimming ability.'
  2. 'The Canvasback is a medium-sized duck with an elegant pattern of black, russet, and white.'
  3. 'It's not only humans who appreciate the food at this pink-washed cottage opposite Danbury's duck pond - the ducks waddle over for any leftovers.'
  4. 'The duck, whose feet remained free while its feathers stuck to the ice, attracted public sympathy after efforts to free it failed.'
  5. 'Then Nikolai noticed the heron and the duck waddling up the hill behind Dmitri.'
  6. 'Interesting water birds and several species of ducks and warblers nest there.'
  7. 'Out of the corner of my eye I saw a small duck waddling toward me.'
  8. 'In this area, ducks, wading birds, and shorebirds are awaiting your visit.'
  9. 'They watched in silence as a pair of ducks waddled across the lawn and waded into the pond.'
  10. 'Then, at the next hole, a duck waddled onto the green just as Love was lining up a putt.'
  11. 'The other day while walking along the footpath opposite the park I noticed seven or eight drakes surrounding a female duck and her ten ducklings.'
  12. 'Thickly slice the duck and serve it on the parsnip purée, scattered with a little extra thyme.'
  13. 'Like most of the sauces here, the duck's citrus glaze is notably reserved.'
  14. 'Add duck meat and season with salt and white pepper to taste.'
  15. 'His garlic duck sausage with black mustard is the hot dog of your dreams.'
  16. 'Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, then sear the duck skin-side down over gentle heat for five to ten minutes or until the skin is crisp, draining off the fat as it renders.'
  17. 'From a nutritional perspective, the duck, cucumber, spring onion and pancakes make a reasonably well-balanced meal.'
  18. 'The mail-order range has now been extended to include beef, duck, lamb, chicken, pheasant and goose.'
  19. 'The roast duck was good, and so was the grilled lobster, despite a weirdly glowing sidecar of basil mashed potatoes.'
  20. 'The duck and chicken I sampled were both flavored with balsamic vinegar, and both were overdone.'
  21. 'His duck's sweetness is amplified by roasted rhubarb; snapper's nuttiness is made prominent by a ginger-soy nage.'
A pure white thin-shelled bivalve mollusc found off the Atlantic coasts of America.
    An amphibious transport vehicle.
    1. '30 tourists were today forced to jump off a burning duck boat into the River Thames as it sank.'
    2. 'Winston Churchill was given a guided tour of the D-Day beaches in a duck.'
    3. 'Among the more unusual vehicles contributing to the relief effort a duck boat drafted in to help flooded residents in Windsor today.'
    4. 'The ducks are fully restored, U.S. Coast Guard approved vessels.'
    5. 'Land or sea, this duck does it all.'

    noun

    A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for work clothes and sails.
    1. 'If stripes aren't your style, experiment with other casual fabrics, such as cotton duck, denim, and corduroy.'
    2. 'Then, in 1941, the mill again served by producing cotton duck for tents to shelter our soldiers in World War II.'
    3. 'I am interested in dyeing 35 yards of cotton duck for slipcovers for a sofa.'

    More definitions

    1. to stoop or bend suddenly; bob.

    2. to avoid or evade a blow, unpleasant task, etc.; dodge.

    3. to plunge the whole body or the head momentarily under water.

    4. Cards Informal. to play a card lower than the card led. verb (used with object)

    5. to lower suddenly: Duck your head going through that low doorway.

    6. to avoid or evade (a blow, unpleasant task, etc.); dodge: to duck a hard right; to duck an embarrassing question.

    7. to plunge or dip in water

    More examples(as adjective)

    "questions can be ducked."

    "backs can be ducked."

    "warilies can be ducked."

    "outs can be ducked."

    "moms can be ducked."

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    Origin

    (duck)Mid 17th century: from Middle Dutch doek ‘linen, linen cloth’; related to German Tuch ‘cloth’.

    Phrase

    get (or have) one's ducks in a row
    like water off a duck's back
    take to something like a duck to water