duck
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duck(
duhk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were many ducks swimming in the pond.Había muchos patos nadando en el estanque.
2. (culinary)
a. el pato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had duck in a red wine sauce for dinner.Comimos pato en una salsa de vino tinto para la cena.
3. (cricket) (United Kingdom)
a. el cero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The batsman was out for a duck.El bateador fue eliminado a cero.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to lower the head)
a. agachar la cabeza
He had to duck when passing through the doorway.Tuvo que agachar la cabeza al pasar por la puerta.
5. (to avoid being hit)
a. agacharse
They ducked to avoid the branch.Se agacharon para esquivar la rama.
6. (to go under water)
a. sumergirse
The frog ducked under the surface.La rana se sumergió bajo la superficie.
b. zambullirse
Duck before the wave hits you!¡Zambúllete antes de que te dé la ola!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to avoid)
a. eludir
The thief was not able to duck the police.El ladrón no pudo eludir a la policía.
b. esquivar (boxing)
Somehow he managed to duck the punch.De algún modo consiguió esquivar el puñetazo.
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duck
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to take to something like a duck to watersentirse en algo como pez en el agua
criticism runs off him like water off a duck's backle resomebodyalan las críticas
duck pondestanque de patos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (one's head)
a. agachar
to duck somebodyhacer una ahogadilla a alguien
3. (avoid)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to duck the issueeludir el tema
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to avoid being hit)
a. agacharse
5. (under water)
a. zambullirse
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duck [dʌk]
noun
ducks duck
1 (Orn) pato (m); (female) pata (f)
wild duck pato (m) salvaje
to be a dead duck
he's a dead duck está quemado; that issue is a dead duck esa cuestión ya no tiene interés
to play ducks and drakes hacer saltar una piedra plana sobre el agua
to play ducks and drakes with despilfarrar
to take to sth like a duck to water sentirse como pez en el agua en or con algo; encontrarse en seguida en su elemento con algo
like water off a duck's back
2 (Cricket) cero (m)
to make a duck be out for a duck (Britain) ser eliminado a cero
3 (movement) (under water) zambullida (f); (to escape, avoid) agachada (f); (Boxing) finta (f); esquiva (f);
4 (as form of address)
yes, duck(s) (Britain) sí, cariño
transitive verb
1 (plunge in water) [+person, head] zambullir
2 (lower)
to duck one's head agachar la cabeza
3 (avoid) [+problem, question] eludir; esquivar
intransitive verb
(also duck down) agacharse; agachar la cabeza; (in fight) esquivar el golpe; (under water) sumergirse;
modifier
duck soup (n) (US)
it's just duck soup es pan comido; es coser y cantar
duck [dʌk]
noun
(US) dril (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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