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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I dashed at the place in which I had left her lying and over which (for the small silk counterpane and the sheets were disarranged) the white curtains had been deceivingly pulled forward; then my step, to my unutterable relief, produced an answering sound: I perceived an agitation of the window blind, and the child, ducking down, emerged rosily from the other side of it.
Keeping these latter words to himself, and returning his daughter's nod, he was passing into the workshop, with the smile she had awakened still beaming on his face, when he just caught sight of his 'prentice's brown paper cap ducking down to avoid observation, and shrinking from the window back to its former place, which the wearer no sooner reached than he began to hammer lustily.
After climbing aboard the Bell 407, nervously ducking down despite the top of my head being nowhere near the thundering rotor blades, I sat back and relaxed as we took to the skies above the Horseshoe falls, the American falls and the Bridal Veil falls.
He found him on Chancery Lane, ducking down behind a bin and putting meat into carrier bags.
The couple arrived at the restaurant separately, enjoying a three-hour dinner, but left via an underground car park, ducking down in the back of a chauffeur driven car which took them both back to Aniston's Beverly Hills mansion.
It is a great example of 'pupil power' and children whose parents were driving in Manor Lane were even ducking down in their seats because they were so embarrassed to be seen in the car.
Lily's fear leads her to avoid the Paper Man at all costs even ducking down in her seat when the bus she is riding passes him.
About 30 shots and I had just seen people running all around and I just started ducking down, running for my life.
I was thinking how to outwit this thumb as I was rushing ahead and it was as though we were playing a game and it was thrilling as I was outmanoeuvring this thumb by ducking down alleyways and that sort of thing.
Government ministers along with leaders of other political factions were seen ducking down on a dais after gunfire sounded at the celebration to mark the 16th anniversary of fall of the communist government to the mujahideen.
Her latest driving debacle was captured on camera, with her court-appointed child monitor seen ducking down in the front seat of the car to avoid being photographed.
My brain offers different sequences of words--various narratives--to explain what l saw to myself: A man is punching a woman, there is blood smeared across the woman's face, there is a man with dark hair, there is a red-faced man driving with one hand, there is a woman ducking, there is a woman with blond hair ducking down and away, there is a man punching a woman who has pressed herself against the door.
Lily's fear leads her to avoid the Paper Man at all costs, even ducking down in her seat when the bus she is riding passes him.
The boy had asked someone in the complex to give him a ride, and a deputy saw him ducking down in the back seat as the car passed.
Her court-appointed child monitor is seen ducking down in the front of the Mercedes to avoid being photographed