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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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members of his team gathered Tuesday to use brooms and some encouraging words to direct the ducks down the hospital hallways, through a parking garage and outside toward water.
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CRINGING Ashley Cole ducks down to avoid photographers as he returns to beg for wife Cheryl's forgiveness last night.
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UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon ducks down behind the podium after a rocket or mortar landed inside the green zone in Baghdad yesterday, during his visit
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