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

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

Encyclopedia: Buck, Robert