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buck2

buck2

 
pronunciation:
buhk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
buck up
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bucked, bucking, bucks
definition 1: of a horse or similar animal, to leap off the ground and come down with stiff forelegs.
The horse began to buck as soon as the man attempted to ride him.
definition 2: (informal) to oppose or resist stubbornly or with determination.
She bucked at their proposals.
definition 3: to go forward in a series of jerks.
The car was bucking wildly.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to throw (a rider) by leaping off the ground and coming down with stiff forelegs.
He had difficulty getting up after the horse bucked him.
definition 2: to ram with the head.
definition 3: to oppose or force one's way against.
The boat bucked the squall.He refuses to conform and he's always bucking the system.
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phrase: buck up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of bucking.
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