ducking ducking  /ˈdə kɪŋ/


  1. (n) hunting ducks
  2. (n) the act of wetting something by submerging it


  1. Ducking and diving into and out of places we are liberating; ducking shoes; ducking Raddatz's questions; ducking responsibility.
  2. For such split-second cooling, Luyet and his associates built a kind of miniature ducking stool.
  3. She's not alone in ducking the issue, of course.


  1. For squabbling Republicans, the gloves are off

    Divisions are increasingly spilling out into the public sphere as tea-party favorites and more pragmatic Republicans take swings at each other, ducking the political fallout for the party.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Scottsdale Beat the Heat race embraces summer, despite risks

    Runners survive Arizona's sweltering summers by training before dawn, ducking for shade or staying indoors. But a Scottsdale race will start mid-afternoon on Saturday, June 22, to strike a defiant tone.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

  3. The significant shot of the series

    So far the iconic shot of these NBA Finals is Tony Parker’s spinning-falling-down, double-clutching-LeBron-James-ducking-24-second-clock-beating jumper near the end of Game 1. That doesn’t mean it’s the most important shot. The most important shot of the series came 46 minutes and 17 seconds of game time earlier, when Danny Green elevated and launched a three-pointer from the left side that ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "She's not alone in ducking the issue, of course. Because conventional thinking in Washington says Social Security is the third rail of American politics. It says you should hedge, dodge, and spin, but at all costs, don't answer," Obama said.
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. Bernanke refused to weigh in on tax policy, much to the dismay of Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y. "I think you are ducking it, in all due respect," Schumer said.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Bush joked about the incident later telling reporters: "I'm pretty good at ducking as some of you know," a reference to avoiding questions.
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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