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bucking

[ buhk ]SEE DEFINITION OF bucking

Synonyms for bucking

  • oppose
  • withstand
  • bound
  • combat
  • contest
  • dislodge
  • dispute
  • duel
  • fight
  • jerk
  • jump
  • leap
  • prance
  • repel
  • start
  • throw
  • traverse
  • trip
  • unseat
  • vault
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Antonyms for bucking

  • agree
  • allow
  • surrender
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUCKING

I don't want to set it to bucking—over a girl that wouldn't have me at any price.

A friend's a friend, say I, and we're for bucking up for the man that's bucking up for us.

It was "Go it, my bucking beauty, if only you take me there!"

It was football tactics, with me bucking the line, Bill carrying the ball.

He was wearing us out, and we were all bucking to get him off.

The process of bucking each other up did not proceed with much enthusiasm.

When they were ill from whirling, Sara led the way to the bucking staircase.

For a moment, the den mouth boiled with stingers, hissing and bucking in agony.

And it's not just like teaching you to master a bucking broncho or to trap beaver.

He tipped me a wink as he gaily did go; For he wished me to look at his bucking broncho.

WORD ORIGIN

"male deer," c.1300, earlier "male goat;" from Old English bucca "male goat," from Proto-Germanic *bukkon (cf. Old Saxon buck, Middle Dutch boc, Dutch bok, Old High German boc, German Bock, Old Norse bokkr), perhaps from a PIE root *bhugo (cf. Avestan buza "buck, goat," Armenian buc "lamb"), but some speculate that it is from a lost pre-Germanic language. Barnhart says Old English buc "male deer," listed in some sources, is a "ghost word or scribal error."

Meaning "dollar" is 1856, American English, perhaps an abbreviation of buckskin, a unit of trade among Indians and Europeans in frontier days, attested in this sense from 1748. Pass the buck is first recorded in the literal sense 1865, American English:

Perhaps originally especially a buck-handled knife. The figurative sense of "shift responsibility" is first recorded 1912. Buck private is recorded by 1870s, of uncertain signification.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUCKING

contradiction

nounvariance to something
  • bucking
  • conflict
  • confutation
  • contravention
  • defiance
  • denial
  • difference
  • disagreement
  • discrepancy
  • dispute
  • dissension
  • gainsaying
  • incongruity
  • inconsistency
  • negation
  • opposite
  • opposition
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