duck

duck
I [dʌk]
nome
1) (pl. ducks, duck) zool. gastr. anatra f.
2) (in cricket)

to be out for o to make a duck — non segnare un punto

••

he took to it like a duck to water — lo fece con estrema naturalezza

it's like water off a duck's back — è solo fiato sprecato

II 1. [dʌk]
verbo transitivo
1) (lower)

to duck one's head — chinare o piegare la testa

2) (dodge) schivare, scansare [punch, ball]
3) fig. (avoid) evitare [issue, responsibility]
4) (push under water) immergere nell'acqua, cacciare sott'acqua [person]
2.
verbo intransitivo [person] chinare la testa; [boxer] scansare, schivare un colpo

to duck behind sth. — nascondersi o cacciarsi dietro qcs

III 1. [dʌk]
nome tess. tela f. olona
2.
nome plurale ducks abbigl. pantaloni m. in tela olona
* * *
I verb
1) (to push briefly under water: They splashed about, ducking each other in the pool.)
2) (to lower the head suddenly as if to avoid a blow: He ducked as the ball came at him.)
II plurals - ducks, duck; noun
1) (a kind of wild or domesticated water-bird with short legs and a broad flat beak.)
2) (a female duck. See also drake.)
3) (in cricket, a score of nil by a batsman: He was out for a duck.)
* * *
[dʌk]
1. n
anatra

wild duck — anatra selvatica

she's taken to her new school like a duck to water — si è trovata subito benissimo nella nuova scuola

to play (at) ducks and drakes — tirare i sassi a fior d'acqua

2. vt
(plunge in water: person, head) spingere sotto (acqua)

to duck one's head — abbassare la testa

3. vi
(also: duck down) accucciarsi, (in fight) fare una schivata, (under water) tuffarsi sott'acqua
* * *
I [dʌk]
nome
1) (pl. ducks, duck) zool. gastr. anatra f.
2) (in cricket)

to be out for o to make a duck — non segnare un punto

••

he took to it like a duck to water — lo fece con estrema naturalezza

it's like water off a duck's back — è solo fiato sprecato

II 1. [dʌk]
verbo transitivo
1) (lower)

to duck one's head — chinare o piegare la testa

2) (dodge) schivare, scansare [punch, ball]
3) fig. (avoid) evitare [issue, responsibility]
4) (push under water) immergere nell'acqua, cacciare sott'acqua [person]
2.
verbo intransitivo [person] chinare la testa; [boxer] scansare, schivare un colpo

to duck behind sth. — nascondersi o cacciarsi dietro qcs

III 1. [dʌk]
nome tess. tela f. olona
2.
nome plurale ducks abbigl. pantaloni m. in tela olona

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