- 1 (male)(of deer) ciervo (masculine) (macho)(of rabbit) conejo (masculine) (macho)(of hare) liebre (feminine) machoExample 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]petimetre (masculine) [dated]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.
- 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.
- 2 (move jerkily) (American English)(car/deck)
dar sacudidasExample 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.
- (esp American English)(trend)to buck the system
resistirse 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)
- 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)
levantar el ánimobuck up!
¡levanta el ánimo!
¡arriba ese ánimo! [colloquial]1.2 (make effort) (British English)
esforzarse1.3 (hurry) (British English)
apurarse (Latin America)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
levantarle el ánimo ato buck one's ideas up (British English)
mejorar el comportamiento
ponerse a trabajar en serio
ponerse a trabajar en serio
- (esp American English) [colloquial] (dollar)verde (masculine) (Latin America) [colloquial]big bucksun dineral or (South America tb) un platal or (Spain tb) un pastón or (Mexico tb) un lanón [colloquial]to make a fast o quick buckhacer dinero or (South America tb) plata fácilthey just want to make a fast buck out of the touristslo único que buscan es hacer dinero or (South America tb) 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.
- (responsibility)to pass the buck [colloquial]pasar la pelota [colloquial]the buck stops here [colloquial]la responsabilidad es mía ( or nuestra etc)Example sentences
- Those people that are trying to shift focus should realize what Harry Truman said a long time ago, the buck stops here.
- We are all to blame tonight, but I signed the players and I suppose the buck stops with me.
- ‘I'm the compliance officer, so you're right, the buck stops here in the end,’ she said.
- It seems to me that it is far easier to pass the buck than to take personal responsibility for our own actions.
- The government can pass the buck to companies, and workers can abdicate all responsibility.
- Instead they have been engaged in the old game of passing the buck, and shifting all blame onto the civil service.
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