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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.
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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (150) Duck Out

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anitawu12 published on August 11, 2019
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