The two young brothers, aged six and seven, described how they ducked down in the back seat when the bullets started to fly.
A woman who was sitting with the father would later tell police that she ducked down and covered her ears as he returned fire.
Ambrose ducked plagiarism No. 1, but then Forbes.com's Mark Lewis started digging.
But he ducked questions about the Rubio plan while making the television rounds on Tuesday.
He greeted his wife with the line, “Honey, I should have ducked.”
I immediately did so, ducked right down in fact, for I did not know what might be coming, and I am a very timid man.
He ducked instinctively, striking upward with his cutlass as he did so.
He ducked sharply, and the next minute Charlie was sitting on the ground beside his fallen friend.
Get out of the house, you puppy; or I'll have the servants up, and have you ducked in the horse-pond.'
I ducked my head behind a curtain of bricks as I heard a shrill "coo-ee!"
waterfowl, Old English duce (found only in genitive ducan) "a duck," literally "a ducker," presumed to be from Old English *ducan "to duck, dive" (see duck (v.)). Replaced Old English ened as the name for the bird, this being from PIE *aneti-, the root of the "duck" noun in most Indo-European languages.
In the domestic state the females greatly exceed in number, hence duck serves at once as the name of the female and of the race, drake being a specific term of sex. [OED]As a term of endearment, attested from 1580s. duck-walk is 1930s; duck soup "anything easily done" is by 1899. Duck's ass haircut is from 1951. Ducks-and-drakes, skipping flat stones on water, is from 1580s; the figurative sense of "throwing something away recklessly" is c.1600.
"strong, untwilled linen (later cotton) fabric," used for sails and sailors' clothing, 1630s, from Dutch doeck "linen cloth" (Middle Dutch doec), related to German Tuch "piece of cloth," Danish dug, Old Frisian dok, Old High German tuoh, all of unknown origin.
"to plunge into" (transitive), c.1300; to suddenly go under water (intransitive), mid-14c., from presumed Old English *ducan "to duck," found only in derivative duce (n.) "duck" (but there are cognate words in other Germanic languages, e.g. Old High German tuhhan "to dip," German tauchen "to dive," Old Frisian duka, Middle Dutch duken "to dip, dive," Dutch duiken), from Proto-Germanic *dukjan.
Sense of "bend, stoop quickly" is first recorded in English 1520s. Related: Ducked; ducking. The noun is attested from 1550s in the sense of "quick stoop;" meaning "a plunge, dip" is from 1843.