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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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