buck

[[t]bʌ̱k[/t]]
bucks, bucking, bucked
1) N-COUNT A buck is a US or Australian dollar. [INFORMAL]

That would probably cost you about fifty bucks...

Why can't you spend a few bucks on a coat?...

This means big bucks for someone.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT A buck is the male of various animals, including the deer, antelope, rabbit and kangaroo.
3) N-COUNT A buck is a young Native American or African American man. [AM, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE]

He'd been a real hell-raiser as a young buck.

4) ADJ: ADJ n If someone has buck teeth, their upper front teeth stick forward out of their mouth.
Syn:
protruding
5) VERB If a horse bucks, it kicks both of its back legs wildly into the air, or jumps into the air wildly with all four feet off the ground.

The stallion bucked as he fought against the reins holding him tightly in.

[V-ing] ...cowboys riding bucking broncos.

6) VERB If you buck the trend, you obtain different results from others in the same area. If you buck the system, you get what you want by breaking or ignoring the rules.

[V n] While other newspapers are losing circulation, we are bucking the trend...

[V n] He wants to be the tough rebel who bucks the system...

[V n] The company believes it is bucking the recession and says orders continue to be satisfactory.

7) PHRASE: usu v compar PHR If you get more bang for the buck, you spend your money wisely and get more for your money than if you were to spend it in a different way. [mainly AM, INFORMAL]

I think it's very important for those governments to do whatever they can to get a bigger bang for the buck.

Syn:
value for money
8) PHRASE: usu v PHR When someone makes a fast buck or makes a quick buck, they earn a lot of money quickly and easily, often by doing something which is considered to be dishonest. [INFORMAL]

His life isn't ruled by looking for a fast buck...

They were just in it to make a quick buck.

9) PHRASE: V inflects If you are trying to make a buck, you are trying to earn some money. [INFORMAL]

The owners don't want to overlook any opportunity to make a buck.

10) PHRASE Someone who is buck naked is not wearing any clothes at all. [AM, INFORMAL]
Syn:
11) PHRASE: V inflects If you pass the buck, you refuse to accept responsibility for something, and say that someone else is responsible. [INFORMAL]

David says the responsibility is Mr Smith's and it's no good trying to pass the buck.

12) PHRASE: V inflects If you say `The buck stops here' or `The buck stops with me', you mean that you have to take responsibility for something and will not try to pass the responsibility on to someone else. [INFORMAL]

The buck stops with him. He is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the broadcast.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
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