Learn English – meaning of ducking here


A sentence is "he's been ducking me" or "You duck your responsibilities" What does it mean.


Best Answer

Ducking in these contexts normally means avoidance, literally lowering one's head, and often more of the body, to avoid being seen, or being hit by something. A boxer might duck to avoid being hit by his opponent's fist.

Ducking in other contexts can mean to be immersed partly, or totally, in water usually unwillingly.

Duck: verb gerund or present participle: ducking

  1. lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen.
    "spectators ducked for cover"

  2. push or plunge (someone) under water, either playfully or as a punishment.
    "Rufus grabbed him from behind to duck him under the surface"
    "she was ducked in the river"


Related Question