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Definition of Buck


  1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
  2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
  3. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.
  4. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
  5. To break up or pulverize, as ores.
  6. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
  7. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
  8. To copulate, as bucks and does.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
  12. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
  13. The beech tree.

Buck Quotations

Buck up or stay in the truck.
Sarah Palin

I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
Sam Walton

Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother's, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same.
Rachael Ray

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Barack Obama

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw
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Buck Translations

buck in German is Bock, bocken, Bock, Dollar
buck in Spanish is ciervo
buck in Swedish is hanne, bock

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