English version

duck out of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishduck out of something phrasal verbAVOIDto avoid doing something that you have to do or have promised to do I always ducked out of history lessons at school. duck→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
duck out of This boy was more the Weakest Link as he ducked out of taking two decisions to deny Leeds the win they deserved.
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Verb table
duck
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyduck
he, she, itducks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyducked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ducked
he, she, ithas ducked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ducked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill duck
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ducked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ducking
he, she, itis ducking
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you, we, theyare ducking
Past
I, he, she, itwas ducking
you, we, theywere ducking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ducking
he, she, ithas been ducking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ducking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ducking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ducking
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