duck down

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duck down

To crouch in an attempt to hide or protect oneself. Duck down, they're setting off toy rockets out here!
See also: down, duck

duck down

to stoop down quickly, as if to avoid being hit. He ducked down when he heard the gunshot. Duck down and get out of the way.
See also: down, duck
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Then he halted, ducked down and began to back up, so that he nearly fell with the buggy onto the others.
As the Mary Rebecca lurched forward with a tremendous jerk, the nose of the boat ducked down into the water, and the men tumbled over one another in a wild rush into the stern to save the boat from being dragged sheer under water.
When they heard gunshots, the 23-year-old driver ducked down, accelerated and apparently hit a patch of ice near Highland Avenue.
Diners reportedly ducked down on the ground when they saw officers swoop on the car and start shouting orders to those inside.
Frank ducked down behind the counter, his eyes stinging from the Mace, and grabbed a nearby firearm, which he then aimed at the suspect.
Mr Simpson said the victim was so scared he ducked down in his seat, and then accelerated the car away, pulling onto Cimla Road without looking and then heading through the village towards Pontrhydyfen.
The Work and Pensions Secretary got into a Range Rover and allegedly even ducked down as 25 demonstrators angry at his benefit reforms waited to quiz him.
They hit the light pole next to me, but I ducked down and ran into the house," he said.
My brother-in-law, the late Walter Westacott, was on the roof of the Standard Paint Shop and when the plane dropped its bomb, Terry, as he was known by us, was struck on his behind, having ducked down to protect his head, forgetting that being over 6ft tall the protection didn't cover all that far down
Audrey Crosby, 65, from Selby Gardens, Walker, Newcastle, was watched by security staff using CCTV as she ducked down between the lingerie racks of TK Maxx on April 21.
Reyes and his uncle ducked down in the red Chevrolet pickup truck worried the loud crashing noises Saturday evening were gunshots ripping through the air.
I held my ears and ducked down to protect myself and the gunshot was fired.
He then pointed the gun at us and we ducked down and pressed the alarm.
He added: "I ducked down to my right and somehow our heads came together as I tried to get out of his way.
We trudged up North Franklin Street - a route so steep that it turns into stairs after six blocks - and ducked down a side street to see the St.