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buck 1

 (bŭk)
n.
1.
a. A male deer.
b. The male of various other mammals, such as antelopes, kangaroos, mice, or rabbits.
c. Antelope considered as a group: a herd of buck.
2.
a. A robust or high-spirited young man.
b. A fop.
3. Offensive A Native American or black man.
4. An act or instance of bucking: a horse that unseated its rider on the first buck.
5.
a. Buckskin.
b. bucks Buckskin breeches or shoes.
v. bucked, buck·ing, bucks
v.intr.
1. To leap upward arching the back: The horse bucked in fright.
2. To charge with the head lowered; butt.
3. To make sudden jerky movements; jolt: The motor bucked and lurched before it finally ran smoothly.
4. To resist stubbornly and obstinately; balk.
5. Informal To strive with determination: bucking for a promotion.
v.tr.
1. To throw or toss by bucking: buck off a rider; bucked the packsaddle off its back.
2. To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against: "Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, is bucking the trend" (American Demographics).
3. Football To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
4. To butt against with the head.
adj.
Of the lowest rank in a specified military category: a buck private; a buck sergeant.
Phrasal Verb:
buck up
To summon one's courage or spirits; hearten: My friends tried to buck me up after I lost the contest.

[Middle English bukke, from Old English buc, male deer, and bucca, male goat.]

buck′er n.

buck 2

 (bŭk)
n.
1. A sawhorse or sawbuck.
2. A leather-covered frame used for gymnastic vaulting.

[Alteration (influenced by buck) of Dutch bok, male goat, trestle, from Middle Dutch boc.]

buck 3

 (bŭk)
n. Informal
1. A dollar.
2. An amount of money: working overtime to make an extra buck.

[Short for buckskin (from its use in trade).]

buck 4

 (bŭk)
n.
1. Games A counter or marker formerly passed from one poker player to another to indicate an obligation, especially one's turn to deal.
2. Informal Obligation to account for something; responsibility: tried to pass the buck for the failure to his boss.
tr.v. bucked, buck·ing, bucks Informal
To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility: "We will see the stifling of initiative and the increased bucking of decisions to the top" (Winston Lord).
Idiom:
the buck stops here Informal
The ultimate responsibility rests here.

[Short for buckhorn knife (from its use as a marker in poker).]

buck

(bʌk)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope.
2. (Zoology) South African an antelope or deer of either sex
3. informal US a young man
4. archaic a robust spirited young man
5. archaic a dandy; fop
6. the act of bucking
vb
7. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr) (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
8. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) (of a horse, etc) to throw (its rider) by bucking
9. informal chiefly (when: intr, often foll by against) US and Canadian to resist or oppose obstinately: to buck against change; to buck change.
10. (tr; usually passive) informal to cheer or encourage: I was very bucked at passing the exam.
11. informal US and Canadian (esp of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt
12. US and Canadian to charge against (something) with the head down; butt
[Old English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc]
ˈbucker n

buck

(bʌk)
n
1. (Currencies) US and Canadian and Austral a dollar
2. (Currencies) South African a rand
3. a fast buck easily gained money
4. bang for one's buck See bang116
[C19: of obscure origin]

buck

(bʌk)
n
1. (Gymnastics) gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. (Tools) US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): sawhorse
vb
(Forestry) (tr) US and Canadian to cut (a felled or fallen tree) into lengths
[C19: short for sawbuck]

buck

(bʌk)
n
1. (Card Games) poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal
2. pass the buck informal to shift blame or responsibility onto another
3. the buck stops here informal the ultimate responsibility lies here
[C19: probably from buckhorn knife, placed before a player in poker to indicate that he was the next dealer]

Buck

(bʌk)
n
(Biography) Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892–1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938

buck1

(bʌk)

n.
1. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, goat, and certain other animals.
3. a casual oxford shoe made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color.
4. Older Use. an impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth.
5. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a male American Indian or black.)
adj.
6. of the lowest rank within a military designation: buck private.
[before 1000; Middle English bukke, Old English bucca he-goat, bucc male deer; c. Middle Dutch, Old High German boc, Old Norse bukkr]
usage: Definition 4 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.

buck2

(bʌk)
v.i.
1. (of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and land with head low and forelegs stiff.
2. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly: to buck at a suggestion.
3. (of a vehicle, motor, or the like) to operate unevenly; move by jerks and bounces.
v.t.
4. to throw or attempt to throw (a rider) by bucking.
5. to force a way through or proceed against (an obstacle): The plane bucked a strong headwind.
6. to strike with the head; butt.
7. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly to.
8. to gamble, play, or take a risk against: to buck the odds.
9. buck for, to strive or compete for (a promotion, raise, etc.).
10. buck up, to make or become cheerful.
n.
11. an act of bucking.
[1855–60]
buck′er, n.

buck3

(bʌk)

n.
1. a sawhorse.
2. a leather-covered block, used in gymnastics for vaulting.
[1855–60; short for sawbuck]

buck4

(bʌk)
n.
1. an object used by a poker player as a marker for who has the deal, for an ante, etc.
2. ultimate responsibility: The buck stops here.
v.t.
3. to pass (something) along to another.
Idioms:
pass the buck, to shift responsibility or blame to another person.
[1860–65; short for buckhorn knife, which was often used by poker players as a marker]

buck7

(bʌk)

adv.
completely; stark: buck naked.
[1925–30, Amer.]

buck8

(bʌk)

n. Slang.
a dollar.
Idioms:
bang for the buck, return for one's investment.
[1855–60, Amer.]

Buck

(bʌk)

n.
Pearl (Sydenstricker), 1892–1973, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1938.

buck


Past participle: bucked
Gerund: bucking

Imperative
buck
buck
Present
I buck
you buck
he/she/it bucks
we buck
you buck
they buck
Preterite
I bucked
you bucked
he/she/it bucked
we bucked
you bucked
they bucked
Present Continuous
I am bucking
you are bucking
he/she/it is bucking
we are bucking
you are bucking
they are bucking
Present Perfect
I have bucked
you have bucked
he/she/it has bucked
we have bucked
you have bucked
they have bucked
Past Continuous
I was bucking
you were bucking
he/she/it was bucking
we were bucking
you were bucking
they were bucking
Past Perfect
I had bucked
you had bucked
he/she/it had bucked
we had bucked
you had bucked
they had bucked
Future
I will buck
you will buck
he/she/it will buck
we will buck
you will buck
they will buck
Future Perfect
I will have bucked
you will have bucked
he/she/it will have bucked
we will have bucked
you will have bucked
they will have bucked
Future Continuous
I will be bucking
you will be bucking
he/she/it will be bucking
we will be bucking
you will be bucking
they will be bucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bucking
you have been bucking
he/she/it has been bucking
we have been bucking
you have been bucking
they have been bucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bucking
you will have been bucking
he/she/it will have been bucking
we will have been bucking
you will have been bucking
they will have been bucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bucking
you had been bucking
he/she/it had been bucking
we had been bucking
you had been bucking
they had been bucking
Conditional
I would buck
you would buck
he/she/it would buck
we would buck
you would buck
they would buck
Past Conditional
I would have bucked
you would have bucked
he/she/it would have bucked
we would have bucked
you would have bucked
they would have bucked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buck - a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongatedbuck - a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
gymnastic horse, horse - a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
2.buck - a piece of paper money worth one dollarbuck - a piece of paper money worth one dollar
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, bill, note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
3.Buck - United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
4.buck - a framework for holding wood that is being sawedbuck - a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
trestle - sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop
5.buck - mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
stag - adult male deer
Verb1.buck - to strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion"
endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
2.buck - resist; "buck the trend"
react, oppose - act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
3.buck - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
dash, scoot, scud, dart, flash, shoot - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
rip - move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
4.buck - jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

buck

1
noun
1. (Informal) profit, earnings, return, proceeds, takings, winnings This means big bucks for someone.
2. (Archaic) gallant, blood, spark, blade, beau, dandy, fop, popinjay, coxcomb He'd been a real hellraiser as a young buck.
verb
1. resist, oppose, defy, thwart, stand up to, struggle against, hold out against, put up a fight (against) He wants to be the tough rebel who bucks the system.
buck something or someone up cheer up, encourage, brighten, hearten, enliven, perk up, gladden, raise someone's spirits, gee up, make happier, inspirit, jolly along (informal) The aim was to buck up their spirits.
buck up
1. rally, brighten, cheer up, take heart, perk up After half-time we started to buck up.
2. (Informal) hurry up, speed up, hasten, get under way, gather momentum, get moving, get a move on, put your foot down (informal), increase the tempo, shake a leg, open up the throttle, put on speed, rattle your dags (N.Z. informal) Buck up or we'll be late!

buck

2 noun
Related words
collective nouns brace, lease

buck

verb
To take a stand against:
phrasal verb
buck up
To impart strength and confidence to:
Translations
ذَكّرُ الظَّبييَقْفِزُ بِظَهْرِهِ إلى أَعْلى
boccérvol
jelenkozelsamecvyhazovatvzpínat se
bukgøre bukkespringhan
keikarikoiraskollimusta pekkapässi
bouquinpiasse
bokkol
ausa, stökkvatarfur
atgytiavies odaelniaselnio odakiškis
saslieties pakaļkājāstēviņš
vyhadzovať
dolar
erkek geyik/tavşansıçrayarak kıç atmak

buck

[bʌk]
A. N
1. (= male) [of deer] → ciervo m (macho); [of rabbit] → conejo m (macho); (= antelope) → antílope m
2. (US) (= dollar) → dólar m
to make a buckhacer dinero
to make a fast or quick buckhacer dinero fácil
3. to pass the buckescurrir el bulto, pasar la pelota
to pass the buck to sbcargar el muerto a algn, pasar la pelota a algn
the buck stops hereyo soy el responsable/nosotros somos los responsables
4. (in gym) → potro m
5. (US) young buckjoven m
6. (o.f.) (= dandy) → galán m, dandy m
B. ADJ (= male) → macho
C. ADV buck naked (US) → en cueros
D. VI
1. [horse] → corcovear
2. (US) (= move violently) she bucked against her captorse volvió con fuerza contra su captor
the revolver bucked violently upwardsel revólver dio una sacudida hacia arriba
to buck against (fig) [+ rules, authority] → rebelarse contra
3. to buck for sth (US) → buscar algo
E. VT
1. (esp US) [+ rider] → derribar, desarzonar
2. to buck the market (Fin) → ir en contra del mercado
to buck the systemrebelarse contra el sistema
to buck the trendir en contra de la tendencia
F. CPD buck nigger N (Hist) → negrazo m
buck private N (US) (Mil) → soldado mf raso
buck rabbit Nconejo m (macho)
buck sergeant N (US) (Mil) → sargento mf chusquero
buck's fizz N sangría hecha con champán u otro vino espumoso y zumo de naranja
buck teeth NPLdientes mpl salientes
buck up
A. VI + ADV
1. (= cheer up) → animarse, levantar el ánimo
buck up!¡ánimo!
2. (= hurry up) → espabilarse, apurarse (LAm)
buck up!¡espabílate!, ¡date prisa!
B. VT + ADV
1. (= cheer up) → animar, dar ánimos a
we were very bucked up by what he saidlo que dijo nos levantó mucho el ánimo
2. (= hurry up) → dar prisa a
3. you'll have to buck your ideas uptendrás que moverte, tendrás que ponerte a trabajar en serio

buck

[ˈbʌk]
n
(= male) → mâle m (d'un lapin, lièvre, daim etc)
(US) (= dollar) → dollar m
to make a fast buck, to make a quick buck → gagner du fric facile
to get more bang for the buck, to get more bang for one's buck (mainly US) (= value for money) → tirer le maximum de profit de son argent
to make a buck → se faire du fric
to pass the buck (= responsibility) → refiler la responsabilité
to pass the buck to sb (= responsibility) → refiler la responsabilité à qn
the buck stops here, the buck stops with me → la responsabilité commence ici
vi [horse] → ruer, lancer une ruade
adv
buck naked (US) (= stark naked) → à poil
buck up
vi
(= cheer up) → reprendre du courage
come on, buck up! → allez, courage!
(= do better) → se remuer
vt
(= cheer up) → remonter le moral de
to buck one's ideas up (= pull one's sock up) → se reprendre

buck

n
(= male deer)Bock m; (= male rabbit, hare)Rammler m
(US inf: = dollar) → Dollar m; 20 bucks20 Dollar; to make a buckGeld verdienen; to make a fast or quick buck (also Brit) → schnell Kohle machen (inf); to get more bang for the buckmehr für sein Geld kriegen
to pass the buck (difficulty, unpleasant task) → den Schwarzen Peter weitergeben; (responsibility also) → die Verantwortung abschieben; to pass the buck to somebodyjdm den Schwarzen Peter zuschieben/die Verantwortung aufhalsen; the buck stops hereder Schwarze Peter landet bei mir/uns; the buck stops with herder Schwarze Peter landet bei ihr
(old, hum, = dandy) → Stutzer m, → Geck m (old)
(leap by horse) → Bocken nt
(in gymnastics) → Bock m
vi
(horse)bocken
(= resist, object)sich sträuben (at gegen)
vt
you can’t buck the marketgegen den Markt kommt man nicht an; to buck the trendsich dem Trend widersetzen ? system
(horse) riderabwerfen

buck

:
buckshot
ngrober Schrot, Rehposten m (spec)
buckskin
n
Wildleder nt, → Buckskin m
buckskins plLederhose(n) f(pl)
bucktooth
buck-toothed
adjmit vorstehenden Zähnen
buckwheat
nBuchweizen m

buck

[bʌk]
1. n
a. (Am) (fam) (dollar) → dollaro
b. (Zool) → maschio
c. (of horse) → sgroppata
to give a buck → dare una sgroppata
d. to pass the buck (fam) → scaricare le proprie responsabilità (or colpe ) sugli altri
2. vi (horse) → sgroppare
buck up (fam)
1. vi + adv (cheer up) → tirarsi su; (hurry up) → sbrigarsi, muoversi
2. vt + adv
a. (make cheerful) → tirar su (il morale di)
b. to buck one's ideas up (fam) → darsi una mossa

buck

(bak) noun
the male of the deer, hare, rabbit etc. a buck and a doe.
verb
(of a horse or mule) to make a series of rapid jumps into the air.
ˈbuckskin noun, adjective
(of) a soft leather made of deerskin or sheepskin.
buck up
1. to hurry. You'd better buck up if you want to catch the bus.
2. to cheer up. She bucked up when she heard the news.
pass the buck
to pass on responsibility (to someone else). Whenever he is blamed for anything, he tries to pass the buck.
References in classic literature ?
I must leave the buck to your arrow, Uncas, or we may kill a deer for them thieves, the Iroquois, to eat.
I kindled a fire near a fountain of sweet water, and feasted on the loin of a buck, which a few hours before I had killed.
Betsy" (this was a nigger woman), you fly around and get him something to eat as quick as you can, poor thing; and one of you girls go and wake up Buck and tell him -- oh, here he is himself.
I went like the wind; I went like a buck when the dogs wake it from sleep; and presently the sound of their chase grew fainter and fainter, till at last I was out of sight and alone.
He scuttled to the back of the cave, where he found the bone of a buck with some meat on it, and sat cracking the end merrily.
Once they hid her in the branches of a tree while they stalked a near-by buck.
He was a ragged, half-naked Indian hunter, armed with bow and arrows, and had the carcass of a fine buck thrown across his shoulder.
After throwing aside the thick mittens which had encased his hands, there now appeared a pair of leather gloves tipped with fur; he examined his priming, and was about to move forward, when the light bounding noise of an animal plunging through the woods was heard, and a fine buck darted into the path a short distance ahead of him.
Now 'neath his dam the fawn may see, The lean Pack-wolf as cowed as he, And the tall buck, unflinching, note The fangs that tore his father's throat.
Buck says I ought to eat all I can to keep my strength up, even if I ain't got any appetite," she said in her flat whine, reaching across Mattie for the teapot.
a great buck lying on its back and kicking furiously in its death agony.
He saw a buck pass--an old buck--and then a young and plump one came opposite the giant in ambush, and Schneider's eyes went wide and a scream of terror almost broke from his lips as he saw the agile beast at his side spring straight for the throat of the young buck and heard from those human lips the hunting roar of a wild beast.