Ducking
Duck Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ducked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ducking}.] [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken, OHG. t?hhan, MHG. tucken, t["u]cken, t?chen, G. tuchen. Cf. 5th {Duck}.] 1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw. [1913 Webster]

Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

2. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy. [1913 Webster]

3. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion. `` Will duck his head aside.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ducking — For the more common usage, see Duck (disambiguation). For the ducking stool, a public humiliation device, see Cucking stool. Ducking is an effect commonly used in radio and pop music, especially dance music. It is an effect where the level of one …   Wikipedia

  • ducking — noun a) The action of the verb to duck. They gave him a ducking in the river as a punishment. b) An instance of ducking (a person in water, etc) …   Wiktionary

  • ducking — n. to give smb. a ducking * * * [ dʌkɪŋ] to give smb. a ducking …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Ducking — Погружение (напр. стереотипа в воду для охлаждения) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • ducking — duck·ing || dÊŒkɪŋ n. submersion, immersion, act of wetting something by submerging it dÊŒk n. type of swimming bird; score of zero; sweetheart, love (term of endearment); bending over v. thrust under water, dunk, immerse; crouch, stoop, dodge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ducking — duck·ing …   English syllables

  • ducking — noun 1. hunting ducks (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑duck hunting • Hypernyms: ↑hunt, ↑hunting 2. the act of wetting something by submerging it • Syn: ↑submersion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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