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English noun: buck

1. buck (artifact) a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting


Synonymslong horse, vaulting horse


Broader (hypernym)gymnastic horse, horse

2. buck (possession) a piece of paper money worth one dollar


Synonymsclam, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill


Broader (hypernym)bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note


Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. Buck (person) United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)


SynonymsPearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck


Instance hypernymauthor, missionary, missioner, writer

4. buck (artifact) a framework for holding wood that is being sawed


Synonymshorse, sawbuck, sawhorse


Broader (hypernym)framework


Narrower (hyponym)trestle

5. buck (animal) mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)


Broader (hypernym)eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal


Narrower (hyponym)stag


English verb: buck

1. buck (social) to strive with determination


SamplesJohn is bucking for a promotion.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)endeavor, endeavour, strive

2. buck (social) resist


SamplesBuck the trend.


Synonymsgo against


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)oppose, react

3. buck (motion) move quickly and violently


SamplesThe car tore down the street.
He came charging into my office.


Synonymscharge, shoot, shoot down, tear


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)rip


Verb groupdart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

4. buck (motion) jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched


SamplesThe yung filly bucked.


Synonymshitch, jerk


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move









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