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British English: /bʌk/
American English: /bək/

Translation of buck in French:


  • 2
    (money) to make a fast ou quick buck
    se faire du fric facile
    to make a few bucks
    se faire un peu de fric
  • 5
    (man) See examples: a young buck
    un jeune


  • (American English) (Military)
    (private, sergeant) (before n)

transitive verb

  • 2 (go against)
    aller contre
    (trend, market)
    to buck the system
    lutter contre l'ordre établi

intransitive verb

  • 2 (oppose)to buck at ou against something
    regimber devant or contre
    (changes, rule)


to buck up one's ideas

se secouer

the buck stops here/with the president

c'est moi/c'est le président qui ai/a de la responsabilité

to pass the buck

refiler (informal) la responsabilité finale à quelqu'un d'autre

Phrasal verbs

buck up

1 buck up 1.1
(cheer up)
se dérider
buck up!
(hurry up)
se grouiller
2 buck [somebody] up (cheer up)
(news, person)
remonter le moral à

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