duck englannista suomeksi
kumartua, kumartua nopeasti, sukeltaa
To quickly lower the head or body, often in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
To quickly lower (the head or body), often in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
(RQ:Swift To Dr. Delany on the Libels Written Against Hi)
- As some raw youth in country bred,To arms by thirst of honour led,When at a skirmish first he hearsThe bullets whistling round his ears,Will duck his head aside
1989, Grant Naylor, ''Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers''
- Rimmer ducked his body low into his chair, so just his head remained above the table top, and peered past the backs of the examinees in front of him, waiting for the adjudicator to make his move.
To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.
(RQ:Fielding Joseph Andrew)
- Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub.
To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.
(RQ:Dryden Juvenal Satires)In ''Tiber'' ducking thrice, by break of day(..)
(RQ:Shakespeare Timon of Athens)
To evade doing something.
(quote-journal)| journal=(w)| url=https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/21/emily-bronte-strange-cult-wuthering-heights-romantic-novel| passage=Victorian women choosing to duck the demands of domestic life to spend their time doing something they enjoyed is hardly a novel idea.
To enter a place for a short moment.
A cave passage containing water with low, or no, airspace.
The flesh of a duck used as food.
A card with the rank of two.
''A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.''
2007, Cynthia Blair, "It Happened on Long Island: 1988—Suffolk County Adopts the Big Duck," ''Newsday'', 21 Feb.:
- The Big Duck has influenced the world of architecture; any building that is shaped like its product is called a ‘duck’.
A cairn used to mark a trail.
1912, Mansfield|Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", from ''Selected Short Stories'':
- He was dressed in a Jaeger vest—a pair of blue duck trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
Trousers made of such material.
(RQ:West Return of the Soldier)
1954, (w), ''A Proper Marriage'', HarperPerennial 1995, p. 74:
- A native servant emerged, anonymous in his white ducks and red fez, to say My Player was wanted on the telephone.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 5)and hold-faſt is the onely Dogge: My Ducke(..)
''Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?''
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