- 1 (male)(— of deer)(— of rabbit)(— of hare)Example sentences
- Some places base the cost of a deer hunt on the size of a buck's antlers - the bigger the antlers, the more the hunt costs.
- Herein, we consider two main hypotheses to assess the possible function of the post-copulatory vocalization of fallow bucks.
- When, freezing and exhausted, he finally felt land beneath his limbs, the buck collapsed.
- Marion had never got on with her father, but right now if she saw his face she'd have cheerfully swung the three strong buck rabbits she was carrying into it.
- During my North Cotswold Mastership, I made Butler, the terrier man, carry a huge white buck ferret on his bicycle, and very useful he proved to be.
- John, as mentioned at the outset, had two dogs that were almost drowned by a wild buck kangaroo when it took them on in a small reservoir on his family's property.
- 2 (dandy) [archaic]Example sentences
- For many of the young bucks in their scarlet tunics, what starts as a great imperial adventure ends in either a squalid death or captivity.
- He's both the wise man and the young buck trying to prove himself.
- That old cliche of a blend of young bucks and seasoned campaigners was there in abundance.
- 1.1(horse/steer)1.2 (move jerkily)(American English) (car/deck)dar sacudidasExample sentences1.3 (resist, oppose) (American English) to buck
- I couldn't avoid them all, and the ship bucked and heaved under me as more rocks than I would like to count peppered our outer hull.
- The boat bucked and spun and entered the rapids.
- The truck bucked violently as the shock wave slammed against it, and Ian was pelted with small stones and dust, first from behind, then a split second later from the opposite direction.
againstsomething/somebodyto buckrebelarse contraalgo/alguien againsto at -ingresistirse a+ infinitiveExample sentences
- The horse was small, but it was sturdy, and it suddenly started bucking and plunging in a manner that would have done a bronco proud.
- Proper dental care has eliminated dangerous behaviors such as bolting, flipping over backwards, and bucking in a number of my clients' horses.
- The gelding had almost bucked her off several times, and all we had done was walk and trot.
- (especially American English) (trend)to buck the systemresistirse or oponerse air contra la corrienteExample sentences
- European bourses ended the week in the red yesterday, but the Irish market bucked the trend managing to stay ahead throughout the day's trading.
- The outgoing chief executive still believes you cannot buck the market.
- But whenever coaches buck conventional wisdom, they face intense scrutiny from reporters and fans.
- (American English) [colloquial] (before noun)Example sentences
- Like the old buck sergeant he is, Shipley hurried them off to the appropriate ticket agent.
- In 1954, I became a Ph.D. in mathematics and a buck private in the Army.
- Pat Reid was buck private to begin with and, even though he was in charge of an important group, he remained a buck private until the day he left Spain.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become cheerful)
- (especially American English) [colloquial] (dollar) big bucksto make a fast o quick buckun dineral or (in South America also) un platal or (in Spain also) un pastón or (in Mexico also) un lanón [colloquial]they just want to make a fast buck out of the touristshacer dinero or (in South America also) plata fácillo único que buscan es hacer dinero or (in South America also) plata fácil con los turistasExample sentences
- I know, but it's just five bucks, and at this point I'm almost eager to give it to him.
- Can you imagine paying 47 bucks to watch skateboarding?
- It was only about 8 euros, which is about US 10 bucks.
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