There are 3 main translations of buck in Spanish:

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buck 1

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

noun

  • 1 (male)
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (horse/steer)
    1.2 (move jerkily)
    (American English) (car/deck)
    dar sacudidas
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (resist, oppose) (American English) to buck against something/somebody
    rebelarse contra algo/alguien
    to buck against oat-ing
    resistirse a + infinitive
    Example 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.

transitive verb

  • (especially American English) (trend)
    resistirse or oponerse a
    to buck the system
    ir contra la corriente
    Example 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.

adjective

  • (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.

Phrasal verbs

buck up

[colloquial]
1verb + adverb 1.1 (become cheerful)
levantar el ánimo
buck up!
¡levanta el ánimo!
¡arriba ese ánimo! [colloquial]
1.2 (make effort)
(British English)
esforzarse
1.3 (hurry)
(British English)
moverse [colloquial]
apurarse (Latin America)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
levantarle el ánimo a
to buck one's ideas up (British English)
mejorar el comportamiento
ponerse a trabajar en serio

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buck 2
American English: /bək/
British English: /bʌk/

noun

  • (especially American English) [colloquial] (dollar) big bucks
    un dineral or (in South America also) un platal or (in Spain also) un pastón or (in Mexico also) un lanón [colloquial]
    to make a fast o quick buck
    hacer dinero or (in South America also) plata fácil
    they just want to make a fast buck out of the tourists
    lo único que buscan es hacer dinero or (in South America also) plata fácil con los turistas
    Example 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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buck 3
American English: /bək/
British English: /bʌk/

noun

  • (responsibility) See examples:to pass the buck [colloquial] the buck stops here [colloquial]
    la responsabilidad es mía ( or nuestra etc)

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