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buck fever


      n   nervous excitement felt by inexperienced hunters at the approach of game  
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buck          [1]  
a    the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer  
b    (as modifier)  
a buck antelope     
2      (S. African)   an antelope or deer of either sex  
3      (U.S.)  
informal   a young man  
4    Archaic   a robust spirited young man  
5    Archaic   a dandy; fop  
6    the act of bucking  
7    intr   (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched  
8    tr   (of a horse, etc.) to throw (its rider) by bucking  
9    when intr, often foll by: against  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to resist or oppose obstinately  
to buck against change, to buck change     
10    tr; usually passive  
Informal   to cheer or encourage  
I was very bucked at passing the exam     
11      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   (esp. of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt  
12      (U.S. and Canadian)   to charge against (something) with the head down; butt,   (See also)        buck up  
     (Old English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc)  
  bucker      n  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  




1      (archaic)   beau, blade, blood, coxcomb, dandy, fop, gallant, popinjay, spark  
2    bound, jerk, jump, leap, prance, spring, start, vault  
3    dislodge, throw, unseat  
4      (informal)   cheer, encourage, gladden, gratify, hearten, inspirit, please  

buck up  
1    get a move on, hasten, hurry up, shake a leg, speed up  
2    brighten, cheer up, encourage, hearten, inspirit, perk up, rally, take heart  

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