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buck

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1. 
a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope
2. South African an antelope or deer of either sex

buck

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1. US, Canadian, and Austral informal a dollar
2. South African informal a rand

buck

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1. Gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing

buck

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Poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal

Buck

Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938

buck

[bək]
(building construction)
The frame into which the finished door fits.
(mining engineering)
To break up or pulverize ore samples.
A large quartz reef in which there is little or no accessory minerals such as gold. Also known as buck quartz; bull quartz.
(vertebrate zoology)
A male deer.

buck

1. A door buck.
2. A sawhorse.

Buck

after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
See: Dogs

Buck

clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
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If that was me, I would be trying to keep it quiet, not raking in the quick buck while embarassing my nearest and dearest.
Keen to make a quick buck on the Stock Exchange, Sara and Aaron have no qualms about investing their million-pound fortune.
Ripped off by a so-called movie star - out to make a quick buck.
Who on earth is in charge of these decisions in this town, clearly they are not thinking about the general welfare of all concerned just yet another way of making a quick buck out of its population.
The small shareholders - those who have shown loyalty and not been in it to make a quick buck.
They're all after making a quick buck with exploiting the global appeal of the English Premiership being the most natural step.
Britney told a pal: "She is trying to make a quick buck.
I think the council and Assembly should start putting the needs of those needing houses first and shame on these developers wanting to make a quick buck.
Like many sequels, ``Legend'' suffers from being put together for no other reason than a quick buck for everyone with no clear idea of what to do.
So he is set up, ridiculed and stripped bare - literally and metaphorically - by anyone who wants to make a quick buck.
What they are after is a quick buck and they will stop at nothing to get it.
That they are grasping, haggling, bargain hunters out to make a quick buck.