Associations to the word «Buck»

Wiktionary

BUCK, noun. A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the ferret and shad.
BUCK, noun. (US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
BUCK, noun. A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man.
BUCK, noun. (British) (obsolete) A fop or dandy.
BUCK, noun. (US) (dated) (derogatory) A black or Native American man.
BUCK, noun. (US) (Australia) (NZ) (Canada) (informal) A dollar (one hundred cents).
BUCK, noun. (South Africa) (informal) A rand (currency unit).
BUCK, noun. (by extension) (Australia) (South Africa) (US) (informal) Money
BUCK, noun. (US) (slang) One hundred.
BUCK, noun. (dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.
BUCK, noun. (US) (in certain metaphors or phrases) Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.
BUCK, noun. (UK) (dialect) The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. See Wikipedia:Windmill machinery.
BUCK, noun. (finance) (jargon) One million dollars.
BUCK, noun. (informal) A euro
BUCK, noun. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
BUCK, noun. (AAVE) (dated) (dance) Synonym of buck dance.
BUCK, verb. (intransitive) To copulate, as bucks and does.
BUCK, verb. (intransitive) To bend; buckle.
BUCK, verb. (intransitive) (of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack.
BUCK, verb. (transitive) (of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) To throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.
BUCK, verb. (transitive) (military) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists of 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.
BUCK, verb. (intransitive) (by extension) To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.
BUCK, verb. (intransitive) (by extension) To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.
BUCK, verb. (transitive) (by extension) To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.
BUCK, verb. (riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. See Wikipedia: Rivet:Installation.
BUCK, verb. (forestry) To saw a felled tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood.
BUCK, noun. (Scotland) The beech tree.
BUCK, noun. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed
BUCK, noun. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
BUCK, verb. To soak, steep or boil in lye or suds, as part of the bleaching process.
BUCK, verb. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
BUCK, verb. (mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
BUCK, proper noun. A surname​.
BUCK, proper noun. A male given name
BUCK DANCE, noun. (dance) (AAVE) A type of African American traditional clogging.
BUCK DANCE, verb. (dance) (AAVE) To dance in a particular style of African American traditional clogging.
BUCK DANCED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of buck dance
BUCK DANCES, noun. Plural of buck dance
BUCK DANCES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of buck dance
BUCK DANCING, verb. Present participle of buck dance
BUCK FEVER, noun. (idiomatic) Excitement and nervousness felt by a new hunter upon seeing game.
BUCK FOR, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (colloquial) To strive for persistently; to try hard to obtain (a promotion, raise, etc.).
BUCK NAKED, adjective. (idiomatic) Completely naked.
BUCK OFF, verb. To cause to fall off.
BUCK PRIVATE, noun. (US) (military slang) A private soldier keen ("bucking") for promotion; an ambitious private.
BUCK RABBIT, noun. A male rabbit.
BUCK RABBIT, noun. Alternative form of buck rarebit
BUCK RAREBIT, noun. A Welsh rarebit topped with a poached egg.
BUCK THE TREND, verb. To go against the norm or the current stand of the main population; have a differing opinion from the majority.
BUCK UP, interjection. (idiomatic) Cheer up; take courage; take heart.
BUCK UP, interjection. (idiomatic) (dated) Hurry up; make haste.
BUCK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To become encouraged, reinvigorated, or cheerful; to summon one's courage or spirits.
BUCK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To encourage or refresh; to hearten.
BUCK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (dated) (early 1900's) To dress oneself up smartly; compare (obsolete) buck ("a fop, dandy")
BUCK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (colloquial) To pass on to higher authority for resolution. See also pass the buck.
BUCK WILD, adjective. (African American Vernacular English) (slang) Crazy, unrestrained, uncontrolled.

Dictionary definition

BUCK, noun. A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting.
BUCK, noun. A piece of paper money worth one dollar.
BUCK, noun. United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973).
BUCK, noun. A framework for holding wood that is being sawed.
BUCK, noun. Mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope).
BUCK, verb. To strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion".
BUCK, verb. Resist; "buck the trend".
BUCK, verb. Move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office".
BUCK, verb. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked".

Wise words

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