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Definition of Buck

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

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

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

Collaboration is just, really, a group of people getting in a room with their eye on a very similar prize and wanting to come out with the same show. The director, ultimately, is the guy in front of whom the buck stops. So, he has to have the courage to prevail. But, he has got to have a huge amount of respect for his collaborators.
Harold Prince

I was always a kid trying to make a buck. I borrowed a dollar from my dad, went to the penny candy store, bought a dollar's worth of candy, set up my booth, and sold candy for five cents apiece. Ate half my inventory, made $2.50, gave my dad back his dollar.
Guy Fieri

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