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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 150. The verb phrase today is to duck

  • out. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone ducks out, he or she

  • leaves secretly in a ... in a hurried way, like in a rush. Or we have a second

  • meaning here. If someone ducks out, he tries to avoid

  • or evade responsibility. So there's two ways that we use it. One to try to sneak

  • out. Another one to try to get out or skip or evade responsibility or duty. All

  • right. Let's continue with the note here. Some say the origin of this phrase

  • may allude to the way a duck can dive and disappear beneath the surface of the

  • water while swimming. So that's where it may have come from. If you have ever seen a

  • duck on the water and he suddenly could just go quickly down. So that's the idea.

  • He ducks out. Out of sight. I guess. That's the idea behind it. All right. Here

  • we have three examples to cover these two meanings. The first one. I have a feeling

  • the boss wants me to work overtime and I want to duck out the door before he can

  • ask me to stay. Yeah. So this almost covers both at the same time. One they

  • want to kind of sneak out quickly and quietly, but you know , maybe they want to

  • avoid some of their responsibilities. And if the boss wants them to work overtime

  • or work more. You know, of course most people don't want to do this , especially

  • if it's in an office and you're not getting paid extra for doing it. All

  • right. Let's look at number two. The Opera is a bore. Let's duck out during the

  • intermission. Yeah. There's another one to kind of go out quietly. This one doesn't

  • have anything to do with responsibility. It's just like you know, let's leave

  • quietly. All right and number three. She's trying

  • to duck out of her chores. Now this one definitely does

  • responsibility. So she's trying to find a way that she doesn't have to do them,

  • to evade them, to skip them , to get out of the way of them. All right. Good.

  • I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time.

  • Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 150. The verb phrase today is to duck

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B1 US duck evade responsibility quietly verb phrase phrase

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/08/11
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