duck out of


duck out of
duck out of
To shirk, avoid (responsibilities, etc)
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Main Entry:duck

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ˌduck ˈout of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they duck out of he/she/it ducks out of present participle ducking out of past tense ducked out of past participle ducked out of] phrasal verb
to avoid doing something that you were intending to do or had promised to do
Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym to not keep a promisesynonym
Main entry: duck

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • duck out — ˌduck ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they duck out he/she/it ducks out present participle ducking out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck out of — duck out (of (somewhere)) to leave a place quickly and without being noticed. The press was waiting for us in front of the hospital, so we ducked out a side door into the car. Usage notes: often said about leaving before an event is finished: She …   New idioms dictionary

  • duck out — (of (somewhere)) to leave a place quickly and without being noticed. The press was waiting for us in front of the hospital, so we ducked out a side door into the car. Usage notes: often said about leaving before an event is finished: She ducked… …   New idioms dictionary

  • duck out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms duck out : present tense I/you/we/they duck out he/she/it ducks out present participle ducking out past tense ducked out past participle ducked out to leave a place, especially in a way that is not noticed… …   English dictionary

  • duck out of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms duck out of : present tense I/you/we/they duck out of he/she/it ducks out of present participle ducking out of past tense ducked out of past participle ducked out of to avoid doing something that you were… …   English dictionary

  • duck out — PHRASAL VERB If you duck out of something that you are supposed to do, you avoid doing it. [INFORMAL] [V P of n] George ducked out of his forced marriage to a cousin... [V P] You can t duck out once you ve taken on a responsibility …   English dictionary

  • duck out — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. * /Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • duck out — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. * /Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • duck\ out — v. phr. To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work …   Словарь американских идиом

  • duck out — Synonyms and related words: beat it, blow, bow out, depart, disappear, dog it, duck and run, escape, exit, go on furlough, go on leave, lam, leave the scene, mooch off, scram, skin out, skulk away, slide off, slink off, slip away, slip off, slip… …   Moby Thesaurus


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