duck

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noun
ADJECTIVE
wild
long-tailed, mallard, etc.
plastic, rubber

A rubber duck floated in the bath.

roast, roasted (esp. AmE)
… OF DUCKS
flock

A flock of ducks bobbed near the shore.

VERB + DUCK
feed

Every afternoon they went to the park to feed the ducks.

hunt
DUCK + VERB
quack
paddle, swim

The ducks paddled furiously to grab the bread.

bob
dive
dabble
waddle

A family of ducks waddled along the river bank.

nest
fly
migrate
DUCK + NOUN
breast

Slice the duck breast and serve.

confit
egg
fat

In a large saucepan, melt the duck fat.

pond
blind (= a small shelter from where you can watch ducks) (AmE)
hunter, hunting (both AmE)
season (= the time when ducks are hunted) (AmE)
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verb
Duck is used with these nouns as the object: ↑head, ↑responsibility

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Duck — (d[u^]k), v. i. 1. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip. [1913 Webster] In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To drop the head or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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