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Definitions of buck

  1. mature male of various mammals ( especially deer or antelope)
  2. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  3. a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
  4. ( United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  5. of the lowest rank in a category; " a buck private"
  6. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched, as of horses
  7. move quickly and violently; " The car tore down the street"; " He came charging into my office"
  8. resist; " buck the trend"
  9. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  10. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; " the yung filly bucked"
  11. to strive with determination; " John is bucking for a promotion"
  12. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
  13. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
  14. To wash ( clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
  15. To break up or pulverize, as ores.
  16. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
  17. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
  18. To copulate, as bucks and does.
  19. To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
  20. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
  21. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
  22. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; - a process in bleaching.
  23. A male Indian or negro.
  24. To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; - said of a vicious horse or mule.
  25. The male of the fallow deer, goat, rabbit, hare, etc.; a gay fellow; a male indian or negro.
  26. To spring with a quick plunging leap; said of a horse.
  27. The male of the deer, goat, hare, and rabbit: a dashing young fellow.
  28. To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching.
  29. Lye in which clothes are bleached.
  30. Male of the deer, goat, rabbit, etc.
  31. To spring viciously from the ground, as a horse or mule; throw ( a rider) by vicious plunges.
  32. The male of various animals, as of deer.
  33. A dashing fellow.
  34. The act of bucking.
  35. Lye in which clothes are soaked in bleaching, or in which they are washed.
  36. The male of the fallow deer, rabbit, hare, & c.; a fop.
  37. To soak or wash in lye.
  38. Male of the deer, the goat, the rabbit, & c.; a dasihng young fellow.
  39. Lye or suds in which clothes are bleached or washed.
  40. To wash or steep clothes in lye.

Usage examples for buck

  1. " You know, Mr Blachland, some of the people around here were becoming quite superstitious about that buck. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  2. " Buck in, buck in," he urged. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  3. He stopped at the door to say very kindly, Buck up, dear, and don't go confiding in people- I know what girls are. – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  4. Buck up, old man- give the girl a chance anyway- play the game out, eh, what? – The Major by Ralph Connor
  5. " I doubt it," returned Buck. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  6. Buck up, old thing! – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  7. Well, so long, Buck! – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. " I know my Wayne very well," said Buck, laughing. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  9. Don't look that way, Buck. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  10. " I don't feel no heart beat," said Buck. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  11. See here, my buck, the boss don't want any slip- up on this job- see? – A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship by Jane L. Stewart
  12. I said I'd get you, Buck Courtrey! – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  13. Turn around here and buck up. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  14. John Buck, from Rouen, is Jean Bouc, and Abraham Bushell, from Rochelle, was probably a Roussel or Boissel. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  15. Buck Tom went to the sick man and whispered something to him. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Presently, " All right," said Buck Shalliday. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  17. You slip the other buck and a half into an envelope, ready for the conductor's hand. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
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