buck

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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buckbuck1 /bʌk/ noun [countable] 1 MONEYdollar informal a US, Canadian, or Australian dollar He owes me ten bucks. The movie is about a group of men trying to make a buck (=earn some money) as male strippers.big/mega bucks (=a lot of money) Using celebrities in advertising is guaranteed to pull in big bucks.make a fast/quick buck (=make some money quickly, often dishonestly)2 the buck stops here3 pass the buck4 feel/look like a million bucks5 MALE ANIMALanimalHBA (plural buck or bucks) a male rabbit, deer, and some other male animalsdoe6 FASHIONABLEman old-fashioned a young man (get) a bigger/better etc bang for your buck at bang1(5)
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buckBet 10 bucks on some 20-year-olds.For 100 bucks an ounce, you can stink like us.Fallow deer, he says, are less pricey - a buck will fetch around £4-500, a doe about £80-90.I had to sell it for what I could get, which was five bucks, and start hitchhiking home.But a million bucks was a million bucks.A couple of the older bucks are very dark with fine, wide antlers.That means forgetting about the quick bucks to be made from selling nuclear technology.Could I borrow ten bucks?I'd moved my head far too quickly for it to look natural, and the buck shot off up the bank.make a fast/quick buckOthers would prefer just to fuel the war - and make a quick buck at the same time.Wouldn't you like to make a quick buck, Derek?I think people go out to make a fast buck without worrying about the consequences.Of course no bright young thing who wants to make a quick buck would consider going into the ministry.
buckbuck2 verb 1 HORSEhorse [intransitive]JUMP if a horse bucks, it kicks its back feet into the air, or jumps with all four feet off the ground2 move suddenly [intransitive]STOP MOVING to suddenly move up and down, or backwards and forwards, in an uncontrolled way The plane bucked sharply.3 AGAINST/OPPOSEoppose [intransitive, transitive] to oppose something in a direct way He was a rebel who bucked the system (=opposed rules or authority). Unemployment in the area has bucked the trend by falling over the last month.buck against Initially, he had bucked against her restraints.4 make somebody happier [transitive] to make someone feel more happy, confident, or healthy He was bucked by the success he’d had. She gave me a tonic which bucked me a little. buck for something buck up→ See Verb table
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buckAttempts to buck that system would end in the courtrooms or, as likely, unemployment.Some tech issues bucked the selling trend.Natural rebels, backed up with the guts it takes to buck the system.But water shares bucked the trend and, as usual, were a haven in times of trouble.Dallas and Houston also bucked the trend.Last year it took 32 % of the mobile phone market and is looking to buck the worldwide trend.Governors rarely buck their chairman and directly reject his recommendations.bucked ... trendBut Liverpool, to their credit, bucked the trend.Dallas and Houston also bucked the trend.Some tech issues bucked the selling trend.But water shares bucked the trend and, as usual, were a haven in times of trouble.Companies making products for the Internet bucked the trend and held up well in the fourth quarter.Electricity shares bucked the trend and rallied, but water sprang a few leaks.Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp. bucked the trend, gaining 3 3 / 4 to 77 1 / 4.The shares bucked the market trend, rising one penny to 491p.
buckbuck3 adverb American English buck nakedFrom King Business Dictionarybuckbuck1 /bʌk/ noun [countable] American English informalFINANCE a dollarI owe 500 bucks but I haven’t paid yet.I hope that you guys can make a buck (=earn some money) out of it.There are big bucks (=a lot of money) to be made from sport.We won’t sacrifice investments in research and development for the sake of a fast buck (=money that you can make quickly and easily).buckbuck2 verb1buck the system to do something that goes against the rules or against the normal way of doing somethingThose who try to buck the system tend to miss out on promotion.2COMMERCE buck the trend to do well in business when other companies are doing badlyBritain will buck the global recessionary trend next year with growth of around 1.1pc.→ See Verb tableOrigin buck1 1. (1800-1900) Perhaps from buckskin; because it was used as a unit of exchange in trade with Native Americans. 2. (1900-2000) buck object used in the card game of poker to mark the next person to play ((19-20 centuries)), from buckhorn knife knife with a handle made from a buck's horn ((19-20 centuries)). 3. Old English bucca male deer or goat