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Definition of duke verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

duke

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//djuːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they duke
BrE BrE//djuːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːk//
 
he / she / it dukes
BrE BrE//djuːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːks//
 
past simple duked
BrE BrE//djuːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːkt//
 
past participle duked
BrE BrE//djuːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːkt//
 
-ing form duking
BrE BrE//ˈdjuːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːkɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English (denoting the ruler of a duchy), from Old French duc, from Latin dux, duc- ‘leader’; related to ducere ‘to lead’.Idioms
duke it out
 
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(North American English, informal) to fight or argue until an argument has been settled