Buck - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a piece of paper money worth one dollar (syn: clam, dollar)
- United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
- a framework for holding wood that is being sawed (syn: horse, sawbuck, sawhorse)
- mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
- jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched (syn: hitch, jerk)
...the car bucked and stalled...
...bucked the trend to outdo everyone else and just wore the same clothes they had in previous years...
The white horse got over the ground in bucks like a rabbit.
I've a mind to have a buck at this new rush myself.
It is wasted time and energy to try to buck any legitimate movement.
He's afraid some of us will want to borrow a few bucks.
He owes me ten bucks.
The movie is about a group of men trying to make a buck (=earn some money) as male strippers.
Using celebrities in advertising is guaranteed to pull in big bucks.
The plane bucked sharply.
He was a rebel who bucked the system (=opposed rules or authority).
Unemployment in the area has bucked the trend by falling over the last month.
Initially he had bucked against her restraints.
He was bucked by the success he'd had.
She gave me a tonic which bucked me a little.
present participle: bucking
past tense: bucked
past participle: bucked