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Bill

An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
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Buck

A male deer.
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Bill

A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
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Buck

The male of various other mammals, such as antelopes, kangaroos, mice, or rabbits.
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Bill

The entertainment offered by a theater.
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Buck

Antelope considered as a group
A herd of buck.
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Bill

A public notice, such as an advertising poster.
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Buck

A robust or high-spirited young man.
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Bill

A piece of legal paper money
A ten-dollar bill.
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Buck

A fop.
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Bill

(Slang) One hundred dollars.
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Buck

(Offensive) A Native American or black man.
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Bill

A bill of exchange.
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Buck

An act or instance of bucking
A horse that unseated its rider on the first buck.
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Bill

(Obsolete) A promissory note.
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Buck

Buckskin.
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Bill

A draft of a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body.
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Buck

Bucks Buckskin breeches or shoes.
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Bill

The law enacted from such a draft
A bottle bill in effect in three states.
The GI Bill.
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Buck

A sawhorse or sawbuck.
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Bill

A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
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Buck

A leather-covered frame used for gymnastic vaulting.
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Bill

An indictment or charge in an indictment against an accused person.
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Buck

(Informal) A dollar.
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Bill

A structure projecting from the head of a bird, consisting of the jaws and their horny covering and including the upper and lower mandibles; a beak.
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Buck

(Informal) An amount of money
Working overtime to make an extra buck.
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Bill

A similar horny mouth part, such as that of a turtle.
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Buck

A large round amount of currency, especially a hundred dollars.
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Bill

The visor of a cap.
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Buck

A hundred of some other units, especially miles per hour or pounds
Was doing a buck twenty out on the Interstate.
A boxer weighing in at a buck fifty.
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Bill

(Nautical)The tip of the fluke of an anchor.
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Buck

(Games) A counter or marker formerly passed from one poker player to another to indicate an obligation, especially one's turn to deal.
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Bill

A billhook.
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Buck

(Informal) Obligation to account for something; responsibility
Tried to pass the buck for the failure to his boss.
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Bill

A halberd or similar weapon with a hooked blade and a long handle.
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Buck

To leap upward while arching the back
The horse bucked in fright.
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Bill

To present a statement of costs or charges to.
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Buck

To charge with the head lowered; butt.
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Bill

To enter on a statement of costs or on a particularized list.
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Buck

To make sudden jerky movements; jolt
The motor bucked and lurched before it finally ran smoothly.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

To advertise or schedule by public notice or as part of a program.
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Buck

To resist stubbornly and obstinately; balk.
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Bill

To declare or describe officially; proclaim
A policy that was billed as an important departure for the administration.
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Buck

(Informal) To strive with determination
Bucking for a promotion.
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Bill

To touch beaks together.
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Buck

To throw or toss by bucking
Buck off a rider.
Bucked the packsaddle off its back.
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Bill

Any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries, commonly consisting of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, with a short pike at the back and another at the top, attached to the end of a long staff.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against
“Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, is bucking the trend” (American Demographics).
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
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Bill

Somebody armed with a bill; a billman.
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Buck

To butt against with the head.
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Bill

A pickaxe, or mattock.
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Buck

To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility
"We will see the stifling of initiative and the increased bucking of decisions to the top" (Winston Lord).
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

(nautical) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke (also called the peak).
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Buck

Of the lowest rank in a specified military category
A buck private.
A buck sergeant.
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Bill

The beak of a bird, especially when small or flattish; sometimes also used with reference to a platypus, turtle, or other animal.
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Buck

A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the hamster, ferret and shad.
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Bill

A beak-like projection, especially a promontory.
There is a lighthouse on Portland Bill.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
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Bill

Of a cap or hat: the brim or peak, serving as a shade to keep sun off the face and out of the eyes.
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Buck

A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man.
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Bill

A written list or inventory. (Now obsolete except in specific senses or set phrases; bill of lading, bill of goods, etc.)
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A fop or dandy.
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Bill

A document, originally sealed; a formal statement or official memorandum. (Now obsolete except with certain qualifying words; bill of health, bill of sale etc.)
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A black or Native American man.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

A draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A unit of a particular currency
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Bill

A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
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Buck

A dollar (one hundred cents).
Can I borrow five bucks?
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Bill

A piece of paper money; a banknote.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A rand (currency unit).
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Bill

One hundred dollars.
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Buck

A euro.
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Bill

A written note of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; an invoice.
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Buck

Money.
Corporations will do anything to make a buck.
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Bill

A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(finance) One million dollars.
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Bill

A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document; a bill of exchange. In the United States, it is usually called a note, a note of hand, or a promissory note.
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Buck

One hundred.
The police caught me driving a buck forty [140 miles per hour] on the freeway.
That skinny guy? C'mon, he can't weigh more than a buck and a quarter [125 pounds].
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Bill

A set of items presented together.
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Buck

Clipping of buckshot
He loaded the shotgun with two rounds of double-ought buck.
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Bill

The bell, or boom, of the bittern.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

An implement the body of which is likened to a male sheep’s body due maintaining a stiff-legged position as if by stubbornness.
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Bill

(transitive) To dig, chop, etc., with a bill.
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Buck

The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. See Wikipedia:Windmill machinery.
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Bill

(obsolete) to peck
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Buck

A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
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Bill

To stroke bill against bill, with reference to doves; to caress in fondness
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Buck

A leather-covered frame used for gymnastic vaulting.
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Bill

(transitive) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
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Buck

A wood or metal frame used by automotive customizers and restorers to assist in the shaping of sheet metal bodywork.
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Bill

(transitive) To charge; to send a bill to.
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Buck

(dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
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Buck

Synonym of buck dance.
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Bill

The bell, or boom, of the bittern
The bittern's hollow bill was heard.
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Buck

Synonym of mule
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Bill

A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; - used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A kind of large marble in children's games.
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Bill

A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
France had no infantry that dared to face the English bows end bills.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(Scotland) The beech tree.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

One who wields a bill; a billman.
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Buck

Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
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Bill

A pickax, or mattock.
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Buck

The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
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Buck

(intransitive) To copulate, as bucks and does.
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Bill

A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(intransitive) To bend; buckle.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.
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Bill

A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
She put up the bill in her parlor window.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To subject to a mode of punishment which consists of tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.
The vice president bucked at the board's latest solution.
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Bill

Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.
The motor bucked and sputtered before dying completely.
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Bill

To strike; to peck.
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Buck

To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.
The plane bucked a strong headwind.
Our managers have to learn to buck the trend and do the right thing for their employees.
John is really bucking the odds on that risky business venture. He's doing quite well.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
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Buck

(riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. See Wikipedia: Rivet:Installation.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
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Buck

(forestry) To saw a felled tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood.
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Bill

To advertise by a bill or public notice.
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Buck

(electronics) To output a voltage that is lower than the input voltage. See Wikipedia: Buck converter
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
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Buck

To soak, steep or boil in lye or suds, as part of the bleaching process.
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Bill

A statute in draft before it becomes law;
They held a public hearing on the bill
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Buck

To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
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Bill

An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered;
He paid his bill and left
Send me an account of what I owe
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

(mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
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Bill

A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank);
He peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
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Buck

Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
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Bill

The entertainment offered at a public presentation
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Buck

The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
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Bill

A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
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Bill

An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution;
He mailed the circular to all subscribers
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
The leading bucks of the day.
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Bill

Horny projecting mouth of a bird
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Buck

A male Indian or negro.
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Bill

A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement;
A poster advertised the coming attractions
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Buck

A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
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Bill

A long-handled saw with a curved blade;
He used a bill to prune branches off of the tree
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Buck

The beech tree.
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Bill

A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes;
He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead
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Buck

To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; - a process in bleaching.
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Bill

Demand payment;
Will I get charged for this service?
We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
Jul 02, 2022

Bill

Advertise especially by posters or placards;
He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso
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Buck

To break up or pulverize, as ores.
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Bill

Publicize or announce by placards
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Buck

To copulate, as bucks and does.
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Buck

To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; - said of a vicious horse or mule.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
Jul 02, 2022

Buck

A piece of paper money worth one dollar
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Buck

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

A framework for holding wood that is being sawed
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Buck

Mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
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Buck

To strive with determination;
John is bucking for a promotion
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Buck

Resist;
Buck the trend
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Buck

Move quickly and violently;
The car tore down the street
He came charging into my office
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Buck

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched;
The yung filly bucked
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Buck

Of the lowest rank in a category;
A buck private
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