Buck Buck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bucked} (b[u^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bucking}.] [OE. bouken; akin to LG. b["u]ken, Dan. byge, Sw. byka, G. bauchen, beuchen; cf. OF. buer. Cf. the preceding noun.] 1. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching. [1913 Webster]

2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores. [1913 Webster]

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