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Buck

(bŭk),
Gordon, U.S. surgeon, 1807-1877. See: Buck extension, Buck fascia, Buck traction.

buck

Regional drug slang
To shoot someone in the head.

buck

1. adult male goat. Unlikely to be kept for any purpose other than an active breeding life, and then only at a distance.
2. breeding male of most small, wild ruminant species, including roe, fallow, muntjac and Chinese water deer. In larger deer species is called bull.
3. the violent actions performed by a horse attempting to dislodge a rider. In rodeo contests steers and bulls may also be engaged in riding-bucking contests with human riders.
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It is claimed that private equity managers feel no long-term duty of care about the companies they take over, intent only on hawking off their investments in return for a quick buck.
Perhaps the authors - clearly hungry for a quick buck - should be awarded their own ASBO.
After 9-11, the imposters around us may not just be after a quick buck,'' he said.
It happened when the price of gold was getting close to $1,000 per ounce and people were lining up at the banks to buy gold bullion in the hope of making a quick buck.
And how ironic that the death of a man who missed out on modern football's massive financial rewards is being used by people to make a quick buck.
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It is my belief that there are people out there who are out to make a quick buck.
Chancellor George Osborne is selling Britain's future for a quick buck by inviting other nations and overseas firms to buy what they like.
I have years and years of no claims but my premiums are still stupidly high - even with my discounts - pushed up by selfish people out to make a quick buck at other people's expense.
Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the young chap, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results.
Some of the leading roles have been cast, but they need people for the parts of Rooster, Miss Hannigan's no good brother out for the quick buck, and Lily St Regis, Rooster's girlfriend who is smarter than she appears.
It would be a tragedy if the Government simply sought to make a quick buck at the expense of long term stability and a better deal for taxpayers.