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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There's a lot of ducks down there at the moment - I counted 94 on Tuesday night - but for this to happen is just horrible.
Youngsters raced ducks down the Dean Brook, which runs through the centre of the village.
Care assistant Kerry-Louise McDowell brought the three ducks down to the home two years ago when they were just one year old, but because the residents fell in love with their quirky characters they never left.
From the breeding grounds to Bayou Meto, those two factors influence everything from the spring hatch to pushing ducks down the flyway to what they do when they get to Arkansas.
QUACKERS: The crowds follow the ducks down the canal and inset: Caroline Blundell, from Deloitte, with two of the ducks
CRINGING Ashley Cole ducks down to avoid photographers as he returns to beg for wife Cheryl's forgiveness last night.
IN A PADDLE: Canoeists usher the ducks down stream in Durham yesterday as spectators look on
Namely, which Dallas team will be chasing the Ducks down the stretch -- the squad that squashed the Kings 7-2 on Saturday, or the group that had won just once before in the month of March?
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
We'll dump the ducks down a 30 foot water slide into a pool filled with fountains, spas, and various water features.
Mr Thompson said: "I'd been feeding the ducks down by the river and when I turned round I couldn't see anything because of the fog.
It's a place that inspires emotion, no matter whether you go there to count tree rings or call wintering mallard ducks down from the sky.
Charlotte Parry, Oliver Holmes and Charlotte Scarborough of 1st Holme Valley |scouts helped to rake the ducks down the river 050715FDUCKRACE_03
Daisy Chain Charity, in Norton, is hoping to release 5,000 rubber ducks down the white water rapids course at the Tees Barrage, Stockton.
John looks a little patchy as he ducks down in Merc MAKEOVER Mad Max star Mel Gibson, 54 DYE HARD Action hero Bruce Willis, 55 LOCKING GOOD Actor Nicholas Cage, 46