Born a peasant, she bucked the system, donned armor to save her country, and paid for those choices with her life.
How Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck bucked the current crop of clichés.
Mr. Kagan resigned the deanship in April 1992, lobbing a parting bomb at the faculty that bucked his administration.
Her parents were told to institutionalize her, but thankfully, they bucked the conventional advice.
The academic field is famously hostile to believers and Aslan has bucked that worldview.
I wanted her to switch some papers on young Mr. Houston for me, and she bucked against it.
But if they did, I am sure it was a quadruped that reared and bucked and kicked up its heels.
I have known strange things, and bucked big, on big trails, with men of many breeds.
I dont think Marmaduke was ever so bucked in his life, said Mrs. Conover placidly.
At the same time we got speared, the horses got speared too, and jumped and bucked all about, and got into the swamp.
"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:
The 'buck' is any inanimate object, usually knife or pencil, which is thrown into a jack pot and temporarily taken by the winner of the pot. Whenever the deal reaches the holder of the 'buck', a new jack pot must be made. [J.W. Keller, "Draw Poker," 1887]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.
"sawhorse," 1817, American English, apparently from Dutch bok "trestle."
1848, apparently with a sense of "jump like a buck," from buck (n.1). Related: Bucked; bucking. Buck up "cheer up" is from 1844.
Pleased; proud; braced: After that win they were really bucked with themselves (1907+)
[all senses ultimately fr buck, ''male animal, usually horned''; the semantics are complex: for example, the first sense is said to be fr the fact that a buck deer's skin was more valuable than a female's skin; the other senses have most to do with male behavior of a butting and strutting sort]