Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
Submerge or plunge suddenly
Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
A continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
A contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
A surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
A part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
Deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
A vertical surface of a building or cliff
Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
Oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent";
(n.) A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
(n.) A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distace between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.
(n.) A central point; a point of concentration.
(v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.