buck

buck
buck1 [ bʌk ] noun count **
1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a dollar:
You can get the batteries for a few bucks at any drugstore.
2. ) bucks plural AMERICAN INFORMAL money:
More and more bucks are being spent to achieve exactly the same ends.
big bucks (=a lot of money): This guy makes serious money, I mean big bucks.
a ) make a buck or make a few bucks to make money:
Everyone's trying to think of ways to make a few bucks.
b ) make a fast/quick buck to make money quickly and often dishonestly:
These companies are just out to make a fast buck.
=> BANG 2
3. ) the male of some animals such as RABBITS or DEER
─ compare DOE
4. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED a young man
the buck stops here/with someone
used for saying who should accept the responsibility for something:
The buck stops with the players, not with the manager or anybody else.
pass the buck
to make someone else deal with something that you should take responsibility for:
He accused the lawyers of trying to pass the buck on the case.
buck
buck 2 [ bʌk ] verb intransitive
if an animal such as a horse bucks, it kicks its back legs in the air or jumps off the ground in an uncontrolled way
buck the trend/system SPOKEN
to succeed in doing something even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen:
The auto industry bucked the trend with a 5% increase in exports.
`buck for phrasal verb transitive AMERICAN
buck for something to try hard to get something, especially in your job:
I think she's bucking for a raise.
,buck `up phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
1. ) INFORMAL to try to make someone happier, or to become happier:
I took him out to lunch to try to buck him up.
2. ) buck up or buck your ideas up BRITISH SPOKEN used for telling someone to try harder

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Buck — may refer to any of the following: *Bucking by a horse, when the animal raises his hind end and kicks out with both hind legs. *The male of various species of animal, including: **some species of deer mdash; see also blackbuck, Buckskin (leather) …   Wikipedia

  • Buck — bezeichnet: Buck, im amerikanischen Englisch einen Slang Ausdruck für Dollar Buck, in südafrikanischem Englisch einen Slang Ausdruck für Südafrikanischer Rand Buck Converter in der Elektronik ein österreichisches süddeutsches Adelsgeschlecht,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • buck — Ⅰ. buck [1] ► NOUN 1) the male of some animals, especially deer and antelopes. 2) S. African an antelope (of either sex). 3) a vertical jump performed by a horse. 4) archaic a fashionable young man. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Buck — (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.] 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bück — Stadt Wuppertal Koordinaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • buck — buck1 [buk] n. [ME bukke < OE bucca, male goat < IE base * bhuĝo > Ger bock, Du bok, Ir boc ] 1. pl. bucks or buck a male deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, etc.: see DOE ☆ 2. the act of bucking 3. a) …   English World dictionary

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  • Buck — Buck, Pearl S. * * * (as used in expressions) Buck, Pearl Leonard, Buck Trevino, Lee (Buck) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • buck up — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make or become more cheerful; make or become free from discouragement; become more hopeful. * /After the heavy rain, the scoutmaster bucked up the boys by leading them in a song./ * /Tom was disappointed that he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buck up — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make or become more cheerful; make or become free from discouragement; become more hopeful. * /After the heavy rain, the scoutmaster bucked up the boys by leading them in a song./ * /Tom was disappointed that he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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