duck out of

duck out of
duck out (of (somewhere)) to leave a place quickly and without being noticed.

The press was waiting for us in front of the hospital, so we ducked out a side door into the car.

Usage notes: often said about leaving before an event is finished:

She ducked out of the dinner to watch the last quarter of the game.

Related vocabulary: slip away

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • duck out of — To shirk, avoid (responsibilities, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑duck * * * ˌduck ˈout of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they duck out of he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck out — (of (somewhere)) to leave a place quickly and without being noticed. The press was waiting for us in front of the hospital, so we ducked out a side door into the car. Usage notes: often said about leaving before an event is finished: She ducked… …   New idioms dictionary

  • duck out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms duck out : present tense I/you/we/they duck out he/she/it ducks out present participle ducking out past tense ducked out past participle ducked out to leave a place, especially in a way that is not noticed… …   English dictionary

  • duck out of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms duck out of : present tense I/you/we/they duck out of he/she/it ducks out of present participle ducking out of past tense ducked out of past participle ducked out of to avoid doing something that you were… …   English dictionary

  • duck out — PHRASAL VERB If you duck out of something that you are supposed to do, you avoid doing it. [INFORMAL] [V P of n] George ducked out of his forced marriage to a cousin... [V P] You can t duck out once you ve taken on a responsibility …   English dictionary

  • duck out — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. * /Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • duck out — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. * /Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • duck\ out — v. phr. To avoid; escape from something by skillful maneuvering. Somehow or other Jack always manages to duck out of any hard work …   Словарь американских идиом

  • duck out of somewhere — duck out (of (somewhere)) to leave a place quickly and without being noticed. The press was waiting for us in front of the hospital, so we ducked out a side door into the car. Usage notes: often said about leaving before an event is finished: She …   New idioms dictionary

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