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Definition 1: mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope) - [noun denoting animal]

(buck is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a kind of buck ) adult male deer

Definition 2: a framework for holding wood that is being sawed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buck in the sense of this definition

(buck is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is a kind of buck ) sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop

Definition 3: a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buck in the sense of this definition

(buck is a kind of ...) a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

Definition 4: United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973) - [noun denoting person]

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(buck is an instance of ...) someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

(buck is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 5: a piece of paper money worth one dollar - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for buck in the sense of this definition

(buck is a kind of ...) a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

"he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

(buck belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 6: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched - [verb of motion]

Samples where buck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the yung filly bucked

Synonyms for buck in the sense of this definition

(buck is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: move quickly and violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where buck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car tore down the street
  • He came charging into my office

Synonyms for buck in the sense of this definition

(buck is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of buck ) move precipitously or violently

"The tornado ripped along the coast"

(buck has a similar meaning as ...) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Samples where buck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • buck the trend

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(buck is a kind of ...) act against or in opposition to

"She reacts negatively to everything I say"

Samples where buck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John is bucking for a promotion

(buck is a kind of ...) attempt by employing effort

"we endeavor to make our customers happy"

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