buck for (something)

Definition of buck for (something)

US, informal

  1. :  to try very hard or work very hard to get (something) He is bucking for a promotion at work.

Word by Word Definitions

buckplay
  1. :  a male animal

    :  a male deer or antelope

    :  a male human being :  man

  1. :  butt

    :  oppose, resist

    :  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

    :  a token used as a mark or reminder

    :  responsibility

  1. :  of the lowest grade within a military category

  1. :  stark, completely

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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