Antonyms
Etymology

1. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away.

Antonyms

  • end

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lame Duck

  • chuck-a-luck
  • unstuck
  • struck
  • kachuck
  • canuck
  • wnuk
  • truck
  • stucke
  • stuck
  • snuck
  • smuck
  • schmuck
  • pluck
  • mruk
  • kruk
  • kruck
  • kluck
  • gluck
  • fluck
  • druck
  • cluck
  • bruck
  • amuck
  • amok
  • zuk
  • zuck
  • yuk
  • yuck
  • wruck
  • tuck

2. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.

Synonyms

  • muscovy duck
  • duck down
  • shoveller
  • scaup
  • Anas rubripes
  • butterball
  • canvasback duck
  • teal
  • Anatidae
  • pin-tailed duck
  • summer duck
  • sea duck
  • whistler
  • Bucephela albeola
  • ruddy duck
  • wigeon
  • wild duck
  • family Anatidae
  • bufflehead
  • anseriform bird
  • mallard
  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • broadbill
  • drake
  • Bucephela clangula
  • redhead
  • bluebill
  • wood duck
  • black duck
  • Aythya valisineria
  • dabbler
  • duckling
  • Anas penelope
  • sheldrake
  • pintail
  • Anas platyrhynchos
  • quack-quack
  • pochard
  • Cairina moschata
  • Anas acuta
  • musk duck
  • wood widgeon
  • Aix sponsa
  • Anas clypeata
  • Aix galericulata
  • scaup duck
  • widgeon
  • Oxyura jamaicensis
  • dipper
  • Aythya ferina
  • Aythya americana
  • goldeneye
  • canvasback
  • mandarin duck

Antonyms

  • dabbling duck
  • nonworker
  • thin person
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] submerge or plunge suddenly.

Synonyms

  • plunge
  • dive

Antonyms

  • raise
  • deposit
  • natural object

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lame

adjective. ['ˈleɪm'] disabled in the feet or legs.

Synonyms

  • unfit
  • halt
  • gimpy
  • game
  • halting

Antonyms

  • sound
  • healthy
  • well
  • qualify

Etymology

  • lama (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lame (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lamina (Latin)

5. lame

noun. ['ˈleɪm'] a fabric interwoven with threads of metal.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • lama (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lame (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lamina (Latin)

6. lame

noun. ['ˈleɪm'] someone who doesn't understand what is going on.

Synonyms

  • simpleton
  • simple

Antonyms

  • home game
  • cowardly
  • unbroken

Etymology

  • lama (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lame (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lamina (Latin)

7. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

Synonyms

  • circumvent
  • elude
  • put off
  • skirt
  • dodge
  • avoid
  • hedge
  • beg
  • quibble
  • sidestep
  • fudge
  • evade

Antonyms

  • dry
  • ignite
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lame

adjective. ['ˈleɪm'] pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness.

Synonyms

  • feeble

Antonyms

  • start
  • go on

Etymology

  • lama (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lame (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lamina (Latin)

9. lame

verb. ['ˈleɪm'] deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg.

Synonyms

  • hamstring
  • maim

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal

Etymology

  • lama (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lame (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lamina (Latin)

10. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • attract
  • encourage
  • hearten

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word lame-duck


1. Noun Phrase
Between an election and the start of a new term, congressional sessions are called "lame duck" sessions because many members of Congress who attend them have been voted out of office in the election.

2. Noun Phrase
People in finance historically used the phrase "lame duck" to refer to debtors who couldn't repay their loans.

3. Noun Phrase
From the viewpoint of the framers of the 20th Amendment, allowing lame ducks to enact laws was undemocratic because the majority of voters had rejected that member's political views.

4. Noun Phrase
While many off-roaders might dismiss Chevy's mighty mouse as a lame duck, the Tracker's true believers know it to be as capable and versatile as any Jeep.

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