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buck         

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      n  
1   
a    the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer  
b    (as modifier)  
a buck antelope     
2      (S. African)   an antelope or deer of either sex  
3      (U.S.)  
informal   a young man  
4    Archaic   a robust spirited young man  
5    Archaic   a dandy; fop  
6    the act of bucking  
      vb  
7    intr   (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched  
8    tr   (of a horse, etc.) to throw (its rider) by bucking  
9    when intr, often foll by: against  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to resist or oppose obstinately  
to buck against change, to buck change     
10    tr; usually passive  
Informal   to cheer or encourage  
I was very bucked at passing the exam     
11      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   (esp. of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt  
12      (U.S. and Canadian)   to charge against (something) with the head down; butt,   (See also)        buck up  
     (Old English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc)  
  bucker      n  
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buck          [2]  
      n  
1      (U.S., Canadian, and Austral)  
informal   a dollar  
2    a fast buck   easily gained money  
     (C19: of obscure origin)  

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buck          [3]  
      n  
1      (Gymnastics)   a type of vaulting horse  
2       a U.S. and Canadian word for       sawhorse  
      vb  
3    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)   to cut (a felled or fallen tree) into lengths  
     (C19: short for sawbuck)  

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buck          [4]  
      n  
1      (Poker)   a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal  
2    pass the buck  
Informal   to shift blame or responsibility onto another  
3    the buck stops here  
Informal   the ultimate responsibility lies here  
     (C19: probably from buckhorn knife, placed before a player in poker to indicate that he was the next dealer)  

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horse  
      n  
1    a domesticated perissodactyl mammal, Equus caballus, used for draught work and riding: family Equidae  
   Related adj       equine  
2    the adult male of this species; stallion  
3    wild horse  
a    a horse (Equus caballus) that has become feral  
b       another name for       Przewalski's horse  
4   
a    any other member of the family Equidae, such as the zebra or ass  
b    (as modifier)  
the horse family     
5    functioning as pl   horsemen, esp. cavalry  
a regiment of horse     
6      (Also called)    buck            (Gymnastics)   a padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting, etc.  
7    a narrow board supported by a pair of legs at each end, used as a frame for sawing or as a trestle, barrier, etc.  
8    a contrivance on which a person may ride and exercise  
9       a slang word for       heroin  
10      (Mining)   a mass of rock within a vein of ore  
11      (Nautical)   a rod, rope, or cable, fixed at the ends, along which something may slide by means of a thimble, shackle, or other fitting; traveller  
12      (Chess)      an informal name for       knight  
13    Informal      short for       horsepower  
14    modifier   drawn by a horse or horses  
a horse cart     
15    be (or get) on one's high horse  
Informal   to be disdainfully aloof  
16    flog a dead horse      See       flog       6  
17    hold one's horses   to hold back; restrain oneself  
18    a horse of another or a different colour   a completely different topic, argument, etc.  
19    horses for courses   a policy, course of action, etc. modified slightly to take account of specific circumstances without departing in essentials from the original  
20    the horse's mouth   the most reliable source  
21    to horse!   an order to mount horses  
      vb  
22    tr   to provide with a horse or horses  
23    to put or be put on horseback  
24    tr   to move (something heavy) into position by sheer physical strength  
     (Old English hors; related to Old Frisian hors, Old High German hros, Old Norse hross)  
  horseless      adj  
  horselike      adj  


blue buck  
      n      another name for the       blaubok  
buck          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer  
b    (as modifier)  
a buck antelope     
2      (S. African)   an antelope or deer of either sex  
3      (U.S.)  
informal   a young man  
4    Archaic   a robust spirited young man  
5    Archaic   a dandy; fop  
6    the act of bucking  
      vb  
7    intr   (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched  
8    tr   (of a horse, etc.) to throw (its rider) by bucking  
9    when intr, often foll by: against  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to resist or oppose obstinately  
to buck against change, to buck change     
10    tr; usually passive  
Informal   to cheer or encourage  
I was very bucked at passing the exam     
11      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   (esp. of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt  
12      (U.S. and Canadian)   to charge against (something) with the head down; butt,   (See also)        buck up  
     (Old English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc)  
  bucker      n  
buck          [2]  
      n  
1      (U.S., Canadian, and Austral)  
informal   a dollar  
2    a fast buck   easily gained money  
     (C19: of obscure origin)  
buck          [3]  
      n  
1      (Gymnastics)   a type of vaulting horse  
2       a U.S. and Canadian word for       sawhorse  
      vb  
3    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)   to cut (a felled or fallen tree) into lengths  
     (C19: short for sawbuck)  
buck          [4]  
      n  
1      (Poker)   a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal  
2    pass the buck  
Informal   to shift blame or responsibility onto another  
3    the buck stops here  
Informal   the ultimate responsibility lies here  
     (C19: probably from buckhorn knife, placed before a player in poker to indicate that he was the next dealer)  
Buck  
      n   Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, U.S. novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938  
buck and wing  
      n     (U.S)   a boisterous tap dance, derived from Black and Irish clog dances  
buck fever  
      n   nervous excitement felt by inexperienced hunters at the approach of game  
buck rabbit   , rarebit  
      n     (Brit)   Welsh rabbit with either an egg or a piece of toast on top  
buck's fizz  
      n   a cocktail made of champagne and orange juice  
buck's party   , night  
      n      the Austral. name for       stag party  
buck up  
      vb   adv  
Informal  
1    to make or cause to make haste  
2    to make or become more cheerful, confident, etc  

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buck

  

      n  
1      (archaic)   beau, blade, blood, coxcomb, dandy, fop, gallant, popinjay, spark  
      vb  
2    bound, jerk, jump, leap, prance, spring, start, vault  
3    dislodge, throw, unseat  
4      (informal)   cheer, encourage, gladden, gratify, hearten, inspirit, please  


buck up  
1    get a move on, hasten, hurry up, shake a leg, speed up  
2    brighten, cheer up, encourage, hearten, inspirit, perk up, rally, take heart  

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