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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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Predators are just interested in the fast buck, taking what they can out of the business.
The aggregate companies have no interest in the costs to our environment, present or future, and are only interested in making a 'fast buck' whatever harm this does to the future of our coastline.
This lot believe in a fast buck and precious little else.
The culprits are those greedy individuals who wanted to make a fast buck out of someone else's misery.
While Ken and Jackie are watching the sun go down tonight with a glass of Cobra in their hand and not a care in the world, sports betting junkies like us will be frantically ringing our bookies and clicking our mouses trying to earn a fast buck off tonight's football action.
The 35-year-old, who came home to Penarth for a brief visit this weekend, added: 'What I couldn't stomach was my 'supposed' friends selling their stories to the tabloids for a fast buck. And I know who they are.
It just takes one dealer trying to make a fast buck and our entire industry is contaminated.""
When the stock market roulette wheel spins, City speculators gambling a fast buck are the winners.
When you speak to people you keep getting the same answer: "If you sweep the pavement and someone slips they can sue you", and with more and more adverts about 'no win no fee' claim firms, someone is always out to make a fast buck .
Companies such as A4e - under investigation for fraud - will be able to increase their profits, not just by exploiting the jobless, but by using the disabled to make a fast buck too.
Things are tough enough without companies trying to make a fast buck out of us all.
It is all about self-promotion and making a fast buck rather than putting the interests of the club, its staff, supporters and success first.