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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buck up mean? 

BUCK UP (verb)
  The verb BUCK UP has 1 sense:

1. gain courage

  Familiarity information: BUCK UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BUCK UP (verb)

Sense 1buck up [BACK TO TOP]


Gain courage

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


buck up; take heart

Hypernyms (to "buck up" is one way to...):

cheer; embolden; hearten; recreate (give encouragement to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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