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buck

noun [C] uk   /bʌk/ us  

buck noun [C] (MONEY)

US Australian English (plural bucks) informal a dollar: Can I borrow a couple of bucks? He charged me 20 bucks for a new hubcap.North American money Indian English (plural bucks) informal a rupee South African English (plural bucks) informal a rand (plural bucks) informal used in a number of expressions about money, usually expressions referring to a lot of money: He earns megabucks (= a lot of money) working for an American bank. So what's the best way to make a fast buck (= earn money easily and quickly)?General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money

buck noun [C] (ANIMAL)

(plural buck or bucks) the male of some animals such as deer and rabbits, or (in South Africa) a male or female antelope
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Names for the male and female of animalsDeer and antelope

buck

verb [I] uk   /bʌk/ us  
(of a horse) to jump into the air and kick out with the back legsAnimal (non-human) behaviour
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