Verb buck Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(intransitive) To copulate, as bucks and does.

More definition:

1.the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, or goat.

2.the male of certain other animals, as the shad. impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth.

4.Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an American Indian male or a black male.


6.bucks, casual oxford shoes made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color.

7.Military. of the lowest of several ranks involving the same principal designation, hence subject to promotion within the rank, buck private; buck sergeant.

1.(of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and come down with head low and forelegs stiff, in order to dislodge a rider or pack.

2.Informal. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly, The mayor bucked at the school board's suggestion.

3.(of a vehicle, motor, or the like) to operate unevenly; move by jerks and bounces. throw or attempt to throw (a rider or pack) by bucking. force a way through or proceed against (an obstacle), The plane bucked a strong headwind. strike with the head; butt. resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly to.

8.Football. (of a ball-carrier) to charge into (the opponent's line). gamble, play, or take a risk against, He was bucking the odds when he bought that failing business. press a reinforcing device against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion.
1 act of bucking.

2.buck for, to strive for a promotion or some other advantage, to buck for a raise.1

3.buck up, to make or become more cheerful, vigorous, etc., She knew that with a change of scene she would soon buck up.

1.a sawhorse.

2.Gymnastics. a cylindrical, leather-covered block mounted in a horizontal position on a single vertical post set in a steel frame, for use chiefly in vaulting.

3.any of various heavy frames, racks, or jigs used to support materials or partially assembled items during manufacture, as in airplane assembly plants.

4.Also called door buck. a doorframe of wood or metal set in a partition, especially one of light masonry, to support door hinges, hardware, finish work, etc. split or saw (logs, felled trees, etc.).

6.buck in, Surveying, Optical Tooling. to set up an instrument in line with two marks.

1.Poker. any object in the pot that reminds the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes. pass (something) along to another, especially as a means of avoiding responsibility or blame, He bucked the letter on to the assistant vice president to answer.

3.pass the buck, to shift responsibility or blame to another person, Never one to admit error, he passed the buck to his subordinates.

1.lye used for washing clothes.

2.clothes washed in lye. wash or bleach (clothes) in lye.


1.completely; stark, buck naked.

1.a dollar.

1.Pearl (Sydenstricker)[sahyd-n-strik-er]/ˈsaɪd nˌstrɪk ər/(Show IPA), 1892–1973, U.S. novelist, Nobel Prize 193


2.a male given name.

1.the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer (as modifier), a buck antelope

2. (South African) an antelope or deer of either sex

3. (US, informal) a young man

4. (archaic) a robust spirited young man

5. (archaic) a dandy; fop

6. the act of bucking verb

7. (intransitive) (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

8. (transitive) (of a horse, etc) to throw (its rider) by bucking

9. (informal, mainly US & Canadian) when intr, often foll by against. to resist or oppose obstinately, to buck against change, to buck change

10. (transitive; usually passive) (informal) to cheer or encourage, I was very bucked at passing the exam1
1. (US & Canadian, informal) (esp of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt1

2. (US & Canadian) to charge against (something) with the head down; butt See also buck up Derived Formsbucker, noun Word OriginOld English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc buck2 /bʌk/ noun
1. (US & Canadian, Austral, informal) a dollar

2. (South African, informal) a rand

3. a fast buck, easily gained money

4. bang for one's buck, See bang1 (sense 15) Word OriginC19, of obscure origin buck3 /bʌk/ noun
1. (gymnastics) a type of vaulting horse

2. (US & Canadian) a stand for timber during sawing Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sawhorse verb

3. (transitive) (US & Canadian) to cut (a felled or fallen tree) into lengths Word OriginC19, short for sawbuck buck4 /bʌk/ noun
1. (poker) a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal

2. (informal) pass the buck, to shift blame or responsibility onto another

3. (informal) the buck stops here, the ultimate responsibility lies here Word OriginC19, probably from buckhorn knife, placed before a player in poker to indicate that he was the next dealer Buck /bʌk/ noun
1. Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892–1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931), Nobel prize for literature 1938 Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"male deer," c.1300, earlier "male goat;" from Old English bucca "male goat," from Proto-Germanic *bukkon (cf. Old Saxon buck, Middle Dutch boc, Dutch bok, Old High German boc, German Bock, Old Norse bokkr), perhaps from a PIE root *bhugo (cf. Avestan buza "buck, goat," Armenian buc "lamb"), but some speculate that it is from a lost pre-Germanic language. Barnhart says Old English buc "male deer," listed in some sources, is a "ghost word or scribal error."Meaning "dollar" is 1856, American English, perhaps an abbreviation of buckskin, a unit of trade among Indians and Europeans in frontier days, attested in this sense from 174

8. Pass the buck is first recorded in the literal sense 1865, American English,The 'buck' is any inanimate object, usually knife or pencil, which is thrown into a jack pot and temporarily taken by the winner of the pot. Whenever the deal reaches the holder of the 'buck', a new jack pot must be made. [J.W. Keller, "Draw Poker," 1887]Perhaps originally especially a buck-handled knife. The figurative sense of "shift responsibility" is first recorded 191

2. Buck private is recorded by 1870s, of uncertain signification."sawhorse," 1817, American English, apparently from Dutch bok "trestle."
1848, apparently with a sense of "jump like a buck," from buck (n.1). Related, Bucked; bucking. Buck up "cheer up" is from 184

buck for buck stops here, the buck up also see, big bucks fast buck more bang for the buck pass the buck The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source


But the horse did not buck him off.

While we kidded about selling Howie out for a million buck reward, the increased outside interest in our activities was a serious matter.

Dean didn't even offer a quip about Fred's tightness with a buck and his moth-eaten purse as the old man called over a waitress to do the duties.

Then she added, Every volunteer fire buck and EMT has a noise on his wheels.

They only had 4 does and a buck, but that was enough to provide them with all the rabbit meat they could use.

I'd still bet my last buck Claire Quincy has it in the bottom of her suitcase.

If I had a buck for every flat I fixed, I could pun intended.

Just as suddenly, the earth began to buck hard enough that trees creaked and smashed into the ground.

He had published in 5539 his Kriegbi chlein des Friedens (pseudonymous), his Schrifftliche and ganz gri ndliche Auslegung des 64 Psalms, and his Das verbiitschierte mit sieben Siegeln verschlossene Buck (a biblical index, exhibiting the dissonance of Scripture); in 1541 his Spruchworter (a collection of proverbs, several times reprinted with variations); in 1542 a new edition of his Paradoxa; and some smaller works.

Laymen also belonged to it, like Hermann of Fritzlar and Rulman Merswin, the rich banker of Strassburg (author of a mystical work, Buck der neon Felsen, on the nine rocks or upwards steps of contemplation).

The colour of the buck is a deep brown-black above, sharply marked off from the white of the belly.

So a thousandfold increase in capacity at one-fortieth the cost is like the $50,000 Mercedes dropping to a buck and a quarter.

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