Definitions starting with B

ID #1711

buck (up)

[Atlantic; OED dial. & US (?corruption of butt); possible convergence with Wolof baŋ ke to collide with (Turner 1949:60)] v. 1. to collide with: 1966 He buck up to this rock (Crowley 60). (Gen.)

2. to encounter: 1918 Moder, I buck up to de debil (Parsons 57). Dey buck up wid de sheep (ibid 111). 1966 He buck this big old pumpkin field (Crowley 61). Coming down you buck a white house there with a blue paint (Andros). (Gen.)

Buck up can be used with various prepositions.

Tags: verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-09-15 02:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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