buck for (something)

Definition of buck for (something)

US, informal
:to try very hard or work very hard to get (something)
  • He is bucking for a promotion at work.

Word by Word Definitions

buck play
  1. : a male animal

  2. : a male human being : man

  3. : a dashing fellow : dandy

  1. : butt:1

  2. : oppose, resist

  3. : to throw or dislodge (a rider) by bucking

  1. : an act or instance of bucking

  1. : an object formerly used in poker to mark the next player to deal

  2. : responsibility

  1. : of the lowest grade within a military category

  1. : stark, completely

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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