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Noun: buck  búk
  1. Mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
  2. [informal] A piece of paper money worth one dollar
    - dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, clam [US, informal], single [US, informal]
  3. A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    - vaulting horse, long horse
  4. A framework for holding wood that is being sawed
    - sawhorse, horse, sawbuck [N. Amer]
Verb: buck  búk
  1. Resist
    "buck the trend";
    - go against
  2. To strive with determination
    "John is bucking for a promotion"
  3. Move quickly and violently
    "The car bucked down the street";
    - tear [informal], shoot, shoot down, charge, bomb [Brit, informal], scream [informal]
  4. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
    "the young filly bucked";
    - jerk, hitch
Noun: Buck  búk
  1. United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
    - Pearl S. Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Derived forms: bucked, Bucks, bucking, bucks

Type of: author, bank bill, bank note, banker's bill [N. Amer], banknote, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bill [N. Amer], bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], eutherian, eutherian mammal, Federal Reserve note [US], frame, framework, government note [US], greenback [US, informal], gymnastic horse, hasten, hie [archaic], horse, hotfoot, hurry, missionary, missioner, move, note, oppose, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], placental, placental mammal, race, react, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, speed, step on it [informal], strive, travel rapidly, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], writer, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Encyclopedia: Buck, Robert