duck (v.) Old form(s): Ducke , Duckes
make a brief bow, act in a cringing way
R3 I.iii.49[Richard to all] I cannot ... / Duck with French nods
Tim IV.iii.18[Timon alone] The learned pate / Ducks to the golden fool
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