Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1pato masculine(female) pata feminine
- The other day while walking along the footpath opposite the park I noticed seven or eight drakes surrounding a female duck and her ten ducklings.
- The female shows the same silhouette but is a brown duck whose crest is often obscured.
- From a nutritional perspective, the duck, cucumber, spring onion and pancakes make a reasonably well-balanced meal.
- In a heavy, flameproof casserole, cook the sausages and duck in the olive oil until their fat runs and the sausages and duck are golden on all sides.
- Cook the duck until tender, then add the potatoes and onion.
- His garlic duck sausage with black mustard is the hot dog of your dreams.
- The bread is perfectly toasted, the duck is perfectly tender, and those waffle chips are scrumptious.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, then sear the duck skin-side down over gentle heat for five to ten minutes or until the skin is crisp, draining off the fat as it renders.
- I'm not trying to suggest that Susie's roast venison or my duck with caramelised apple could be described as a horror show, but neither were they worthy of the setting.
- Like most of the sauces here, the duck's citrus glaze is notably reserved.
- The duck and chicken I sampled were both flavored with balsamic vinegar, and both were overdone.
- Season the cavity of the duck with salt and pepper and truss with kitchen string.
- Add duck meat and season with salt and white pepper to taste.
- The duck bakes for precisely seven minutes and rests for precisely seven minutes.
- Stir in the date syrup with the lemon juice, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until the duck is tender.
- I have the Thai mussels as a starter and they're fabulous - the crispy duck, and deep fried rolls with chilli jam are tasty too.
- From there it is into the duck, chicken, pork, beef, vegetables and bean curd, rice and noodles.
- Thickly slice the duck and serve it on the parsnip purée, scattered with a little extra thyme.
- The mail-order range has now been extended to include beef, duck, lamb, chicken, pheasant and goose.
- His duck's sweetness is amplified by roasted rhubarb; snapper's nuttiness is made prominent by a ginger-soy nage.
- A small tear trickled down Lisa's face as I savored my duck.
- The roast duck was good, and so was the grilled lobster, despite a weirdly glowing sidecar of basil mashed potatoes.
1(bow down) agacharse(hide) esconderseI ducked behind a pillar — me escondí rápidamente detrás de una columna
- Droplets of rain had already fallen, and he quickly ducked into his car to avoid being drenched by the rain.
- He quickly ducked into the building and ran for the nearest lift.
- Avoiding the rain he ducked into a nearby building and fled downstairs to take a covered shortcut to his work area.
- Quickly, Nat ducked into his closet, hoping his father might just leave the house soon.
- She quickly ducked into a corner as the stone fell loudly down the stair case.
- She quickly ducked into an open classroom, trying to get a peek at the kid as he left the school.
- As they turned around, Cary ducked into a cave to avoid being seen.
- Martin followed Rocky out of the classroom, and they ducked into a corner to avoid the mass of students.
- Thinking quickly, I grabbed Jared by the arm and ducked into the nearest classroom.
- I ducked into the next room, quickly moving behind the curtain.
- I declined politely and then ducked into the nearest shop just to escape him.
- Gusts of wind battered him; he ducked into the office and laid the key on the counter.
- When one followed me near my own block, I ducked into a bodega for a bottle of water.
- We ducked into one of the food outlets at the top of the mountain and had a drink, waiting for the rain to subside.
- She ducked into the shop and pulled the scarf from her head.
- I ducked into the first washroom I came across, locked myself in the first stall and clenched my eyes shut, silent sobs making my chest heave.
- Abbey ducked into the bathroom, and I continued on to our classroom.
- Lance ducked into the garage holding a small radio in his hand.
- Soaked, I ducked into Rubenstein's Furniture Store to get out of the rain.
- Clark did his best not to shuffle his feet or duck his head.
1(lower)(head) agachar(head) bajar
- It is no more a proper trial than ducking witches used to be.
- Offenders could be ducked in water.
- Players, including William, were ducked under the water and roughly tackled by the opposing side.
3(dodge)(question) eludir(question) esquivar(responsibility) evadir(responsibility) eludir
- Whatever else that is, it's hardly ducking responsibility.
- Is the closure of Internet chat rooms more about ducking responsibility than child safety?
- And none of this is meant to suggest that the editorial page editor can use the policy to duck responsibility for inaccuracies on the page.
- Someone who is ducking responsibility for his own actions is hardly in a strong position to call someone else to account.
- Those who duck this obligation ill-serve the country.
- But the principle is the same: we cannot duck our responsibilities by saying that the other party took part freely.
- This low-level approach sought to duck the unwelcome publicity surrounding the sentencing of refuseniks.
- Shunning the media and ducking a direct interaction will only cause more damage to the system, if it has not already, with the athletes flopping badly.
- Yet the necessary reforms to improve productivity have been ducked by government.
- It also ducks out of the more difficult questions of how you define what is right in more ambiguous times.
- And you can understand why she might want to duck out occasionally; aside from the required smoking and drinking, carrying this one-woman show seems pretty demanding.
- I always thought that schools were places where children were taught to use grown-up equipment properly and it seems to be abrogating educational responsibility to duck out of teaching the right way to handle real javelins.
- She had to duck out of the new Oliver Stone flick ‘Beyond Borders’ because the role of a wartime social worker, opposite Kevin Costner, would have been a bit of a stretch.
- During the treatment there were times when I wanted to duck out.
- For the last few years of school life I ducked out of sports altogether by pretending I had singing lessons.
- Only the bravery of Sinitsin saw him through an ordeal which many another boxer would have ducked out of long before the end.
- Sometimes referred to as the ‘master magician’, he was criticised for ducking out of a previous hearing of the committee.
- Thank goodness we've ducked out of the dinner party thing.
- At 18, she ducked out of the limelight, but after several years in retirement, she picked up her skills again.
- In fact I hope I don't end up ducking out of saying a name on the phone, too.
- Cyrus ducked the blow and landed another punch to James' stomach, knocking the wind from him and sending him to the ground again.
- He ducked the blow and countered it, his own fist connecting with my jaw and his knee finding its way to my stomach.
- But he ducked the blow and darted his head back up colliding with Kung's chin.
- She ducked the wild blow easily, and Jon stepped in, snatching the boy's stick from him and tossing it into the woods.
- I ducked a blow, then kicked someone else away, looking desperately around for the door again.
- Kino smiled, laughed, and ducked the blow like he could read the chief's mind.
- He ducked a decapitating blow and crossed his swords above his head, just in time to block a downward slash.
- The leader ducked the blow and brought the axe around in a sweeping arc straight for Drew's knees.
- Nick, in a fit of rage and pain took another swing at Will, who merely ducked the blow.
- He ducked a blow from a horseman riding up close to him and then grabbed onto the man's leg.
- My whimpers became wails and I tried to duck his blows.
- He ducks a few blows and hits the other person a few times before the fight is called.
- A friend at school had his eye shot by another lad ‘over something silly’, and Pierre once had to duck bullets from a sniper outside his home.
- He barely ducks the bullets as his eyes widen when they fly towards him.
- They will have expected you to duck this punch and instead you let the blow bounce of your granite chin like an errant moth.
- He ducked one, two blows, before Yenny caught him on the shoulder.
- She swung at him two more times and he ducked both of those blows as well.
- Then he had to duck a punch that would have detached his jaw.
- Their jobs can be so tough that at times they even have to duck punches from troublesome beachgoers.
- I ducked his punch and pulled his feet from underneath him with my feet.
1(as term of address)tesoro informalmajo masculine Spain informalmaja feminine Spain informal
- If stripes aren't your style, experiment with other casual fabrics, such as cotton duck, denim, and corduroy.
- Cut the diaper cover pieces from the yellow cotton duck or broadcloth according to the pattern guidesheet.
- I am interested in dyeing 35 yards of cotton duck for slipcovers for a sofa.
- Some of them are made of cotton duck.
- Sailcloth is a very strong, heavy canvas or duck made in plain weave.
- Then, in 1941, the mill again served by producing cotton duck for tents to shelter our soldiers in World War II.
2ducks pluralClothingpantalones de dril masculinepantalones de lona masculine
1(in cricket)cero masculineto be out for a duck — ser eliminado sin marcar ningún tanto
- Stillington made major inroads into Harrogate's batting as they dismissed three home batsmen for ducks.
- I remember that Gundappa Viswanath scored a duck and a century on his Test debut - has anyone else done this?
- Laker's tally of eight ducks inflicted in that famous match against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956 is the record for a single Test.
- But he also made seven ducks in 30 innings, and a couple of chaps called Greenidge and Haynes made getting back into the side virtually impossible.
- They never talk about when I got Len Hutton out for a duck, at Lord's in 1954!