duck out
a) To depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.

Wile they was still talking along these lines, the orchestra begin to drool a Perfect Day, so I ducked out on the porch for air.

b) To depart quickly or exit abruptly by way of, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.

Fearful of missing a roll-call, Representative Charles E. Bennett has ducked out of funerals, bolted from hospital beds and defied snowstorms to get to the House chamber.


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  • duck out — ˌduck ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they duck out he/she/it ducks out present participle ducking out past tense …   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 — 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 — Synonyms and related words: beat it, blow, bow out, depart, disappear, dog it, duck and run, escape, exit, go on furlough, go on leave, lam, leave the scene, mooch off, scram, skin out, skulk away, slide off, slink off, slip away, slip off, slip… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • duck out — leave, run away, desert, skip out, jam    Where did you go? I ducked out when the gang walked in …   English idioms

  • duck out — avoid an unpleasant task, shirk one s responsibility …   English contemporary dictionary

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