buck1 S1 [bʌk] n
2 the buck stops here
3 pass the buck
5 feel/look like a million bucks
[Sense: 1,4; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Perhaps from buckskin; because it was used as a unit of exchange in trade with Native Americans.]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: buck 'object used in the card game of poker to mark the next person to play' (19-20 centuries), from buckhorn knife 'knife with a handle made from a buck's horn' (19-20 centuries).]
[Sense: 3, 5; Origin: Old English bucca 'male deer or goat']
1.) ¦(DOLLAR)¦ informal
a US, Canadian, or Australian dollar
He owes me ten bucks.
The movie is about a group of men trying to make a buck (=earn some money) as male strippers.
big/mega bucks
(=a lot of money)
Using celebrities in advertising is guaranteed to pull in big bucks.
make a fast/quick buck
(=make some money quickly, often dishonestly)
2.) the buck stops here also the buck stops with sb
used to say that a particular person is responsible for something
The buck stops firmly with the boss.
3.) pass the buck
to make someone else them responsible for something that you should deal with
4.) ¦(ANIMAL)¦
plural buck
or bucks
a male rabbit, ↑deer, and some other male animals
5.) feel/look like a million bucks
informal especially AmE to feel or look very healthy, happy, and beautiful
6.) ¦(MAN)¦
old-fashioned a young man
(get) a bigger/better etc bang for your buck atbang1 (5)
buck 2
buck2 v
2¦(move suddenly)¦
4¦(make somebody happier)¦
Phrasal verbs
 buck for something
 buck up
1.) ¦(HORSE)¦
if a horse bucks, it kicks its back feet into the air, or jumps with all four feet off the ground
to suddenly move up and down or backwards and forwards in an uncontrolled way
The plane bucked sharply.
3.) ¦(OPPOSE)¦ [T]
to oppose something in a direct way
He was a rebel who continually bucked the system (=opposed rules or authority) .
Unemployment in the area has bucked the national trend by falling over the last month.
buck against
Initially he had bucked against her restraints.
to make someone feel more happy, confident, or healthy
He was bucked by the success he'd had.
She gave me a tonic which bucked me a little.
buck for [buck for sth] [i]phr v
to try very hard to get something, especially a good position at work
He's bucking for promotion.
buck up phr v
1.) to become happier or to make someone happier
Come on, buck up, things aren't that bad!
buck sb<=>up
You need something to buck you up.
2.) buck up!
BrE old-fashioned used to tell someone to hurry up
Buck up, John! We'll be late.
3.) informal to improve, or to make something improve
It'll be a long time before the situation starts to buck up.
buck sth<=>up
a company that is looking to buck up its networking capabilities
4.) buck your ideas up
BrE informal used to tell someone to improve their behaviour or attitude
buck 3
buck3 adv AmE
buck naked
not wearing any clothes

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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