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English definition of “buck the system”

buck the system

to refuse to follow the rules of an organization: Alex is always looking for ways to buck the system.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of buck the system from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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