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Buck meaning

buck - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  2. 2. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; " the yung filly bucked"
  3. 3. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
  4. 4. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
  5. 5. To wash ( clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
  6. 6. To break up or pulverize, as ores.
  7. 7. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
  10. 10. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
  11. 11. The beech tree.
  12. 12. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; - a process in bleaching.
  13. 13. A male Indian or negro.
  14. 14. To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; - said of a vicious horse or mule.
  15. 15. Male of the deer, goat, rabbit, etc.

buck - examples of usage

  1. There's no mistike abaht it, ' she added, when she had taken a little, 'it do buck yer up. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. Buck up, old man! - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. " Nels, old man, buck up. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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