buck

I UK [bʌk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "buck":
singular buck plural bucks
1) mainly American informal a dollar
2) bucks
[plural] American informal money

More and more bucks are being spent to achieve exactly the same ends.

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3) the male of some animals such as rabbits or deer
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4) 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.

make a fast/quick buck — to make money quickly and often dishonestly

These companies are just out to make a fast buck.


Etymology:
Harry Truman, who was US president just after the Second World War, is reported to have had the expression "the buck stops here" as a sign on his desk, suggesting that he would not try to "pass the buck".
II UK [bʌk] / US verb [intransitive]
Word forms "buck":
present tense I/you/we/they buck he/she/it bucks present participle bucking past tense bucked past participle bucked
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 — to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen

Scottish industry bucked the UK trend with a 5% rise in exports.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(of the deer, sheep, goat, rabbit, and hare) / , , , , , , , / , ,


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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

  • buck — buck; buck·a·roo; buck·ber·ry; buck·board; buck·et·er; buck·et·ful; buck·ey wrack; buck·ing·ham·shire; buck·ish; buck·ism; buck·le·less; buck·leya; buck·ra; buck·shee; buck·skinned; buck·wagon; buck·wheat·er; el·buck; gems·buck; jum·buck;… …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Buck 65 — lors d un concert en 2006 Buck 65 Richard Terfry, plus connu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 — Buck, v. t. 1. (Mil.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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