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buck·le

 (bŭk′əl)
n.
1. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
2. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
3. An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge.
v. buck·led, buck·ling, buck·les
v.tr.
1. To fasten with a buckle.
2. To cause to bend, warp, or crumple.
v.intr.
1. To become fastened with a buckle.
2. To bend, warp, or crumple, as under pressure or heat.
3. To give way; collapse: My knees buckled with fear.
4. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in: finally buckled under the excessive demands of the job.
Phrasal Verbs:
buckle down
To apply oneself with determination.
buckle up
To use a safety belt, especially in an automobile.

[Middle English bokel, from Old French boucle, from Latin buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, diminutive of bucca, cheek.]

buckle

(ˈbʌkəl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a clasp for fastening together two loose ends, esp of a belt or strap, usually consisting of a frame with an attached movable prong
2. (Clothing & Fashion) an ornamental representation of a buckle, as on a shoe
3. a kink, bulge, or other distortion: a buckle in a railway track.
vb
4. to fasten or be fastened with a buckle
5. to bend or cause to bend out of shape, esp as a result of pressure or heat
[C14: from Old French bocle, from Latin buccula a little cheek, hence, cheek strap of a helmet, from bucca cheek]

buck•le

(ˈbʌk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. a clasp consisting of a rectangular or curved rim with one or more movable tongues, fixed to one end of a belt or strap, used for fastening to the other end or to another strap.
2. an ornament of metal, beads, etc., of similar appearance.
3. a bend, bulge, or kink, as in a board.
v.t.
4. to fasten with a buckle: Buckle your seat belt.
5. to shrivel, by applying heat or pressure; bend; curl.
6. to bend, warp, or cause to give way suddenly, as with heat or pressure.
v.i.
7. to close or fasten with a buckle
8. to bend, warp, bulge, or collapse.
9. to yield, surrender, or give way to another (often fol. by under).
10. buckle down, to set to work with vigor and determination.
11. buckle up, to fasten one's belt, seat belt, or buckles.
[1300–50; Middle English bocle < Anglo-French bo(u)cle, bucle < Latin buc(c)ula cheek strap of a helmet <bucc(a) cheek]
buck′le•less, adj.

buckle


Past participle: buckled
Gerund: buckling

Imperative
buckle
buckle
Present
I buckle
you buckle
he/she/it buckles
we buckle
you buckle
they buckle
Preterite
I buckled
you buckled
he/she/it buckled
we buckled
you buckled
they buckled
Present Continuous
I am buckling
you are buckling
he/she/it is buckling
we are buckling
you are buckling
they are buckling
Present Perfect
I have buckled
you have buckled
he/she/it has buckled
we have buckled
you have buckled
they have buckled
Past Continuous
I was buckling
you were buckling
he/she/it was buckling
we were buckling
you were buckling
they were buckling
Past Perfect
I had buckled
you had buckled
he/she/it had buckled
we had buckled
you had buckled
they had buckled
Future
I will buckle
you will buckle
he/she/it will buckle
we will buckle
you will buckle
they will buckle
Future Perfect
I will have buckled
you will have buckled
he/she/it will have buckled
we will have buckled
you will have buckled
they will have buckled
Future Continuous
I will be buckling
you will be buckling
he/she/it will be buckling
we will be buckling
you will be buckling
they will be buckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buckling
you have been buckling
he/she/it has been buckling
we have been buckling
you have been buckling
they have been buckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buckling
you will have been buckling
he/she/it will have been buckling
we will have been buckling
you will have been buckling
they will have been buckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buckling
you had been buckling
he/she/it had been buckling
we had been buckling
you had been buckling
they had been buckling
Conditional
I would buckle
you would buckle
he/she/it would buckle
we would buckle
you would buckle
they would buckle
Past Conditional
I would have buckled
you would have buckled
he/she/it would have buckled
we would have buckled
you would have buckled
they would have buckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strapbuckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
belt buckle - the buckle used to fasten a belt
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
prong - a pointed projection
2.buckle - a shape distorted by twisting or foldingbuckle - a shape distorted by twisting or folding
distorted shape, distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
Verb1.buckle - fasten with a buckle or buckles
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
unbuckle - undo the buckle of; "Unbuckle your seat belt"
2.buckle - fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
3.buckle - bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
lift - rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"

buckle

noun
1. fastener, catch, clip, clasp, hasp He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
verb
1. fasten, close, secure, hook, clasp A man came out buckling his belt.
2. distort, bend, warp, crumple, contort A freak wave had buckled the deck.
3. collapse, bend, twist, fold, give way, subside, cave in, crumple His right leg buckled under him.
buckle down (Informal) apply yourself, set to, fall to, pitch in, get busy, get cracking (informal), exert yourself, put your shoulder to the wheel I just buckled down and got on with playing.
buckle under give in, yield, concede, submit, surrender, succumb, cave in (informal), capitulate They accused him of buckling under to right-wing religious groups.

buckle

verb
1. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
2. To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength:
Informal: fold.
phrasal verb
buckle down
To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
Translations
إِبْزيمإبزيم، بُكْلَهيَثْني، يُحدّبيَرْبِطُ، يُثْبِتُ، يُبَكِّلُ
přezkapřipnoutsponakroutitohnout
spænde
solkivyön solki
kopča
becsatol
beyglagyrîa, festa meî sylgjusylgja
バックル
버클
sagtissusilankstytiužsisegti
aizsprādzētsaliektsaliektiessasprādzētsprādze
prackapripnúť
zaponka
spänne
หัวเข็มขัด
khóa

buckle

[ˈbʌkl]
A. N [of shoe, belt] → hebilla f
B. VT
1. [+ shoe, belt] → abrochar
2. (= warp) [+ wheel, girder] → combar, torcer
3. [+ knees] → doblar
C. VI [wheel, girder] → combarse, torcerse; [knees] → doblarse
buckle down VI + ADVponerse a trabajar
to buckle down to a jobdedicarse en serio a una tarea
buckle in VT + ADV to buckle a baby inabrochar el cinturón de un niño
buckle on VT + ADV [+ armour, sword] → ceñirse
buckle to VI + ADVponerse a trabajar
buckle up VI + ADV (US) → ponerse el cinturón de seguridad

buckle

[ˈbʌkəl]
nboucle f
vt
[+ belt] → boucler, attacher
(= warp) [+ metal] → tordre, gauchir; [+ wheel] → voiler
vi
(= bend) [metal] → gauchir, se déformer; [wheel] → se voiler
(= give way) [person] → céder; [leg, knee] → céder
buckle down
vis'y mettre

buckle

n
(on belt, shoe) → Schnalle f, → Spange f
(in metal etc) → Beule f; (concave also) → Delle f; there’s a nasty buckle in this girderdieser Träger ist übel eingebeult or (twisted) → verbogen; there’s a nasty buckle in this wheeldieses Rad ist übel verbogen
vt
belt, shoeszuschnallen
wheel, girder etcverbiegen; (= dent)verbeulen
vi
(belt, shoe)mit einer Schnalle or Spange geschlossen werden
(wheel, metal)sich verbiegen

buckle

[ˈbʌkl]
1. nfibbia, fermaglio
2. vt
a. (shoe, belt) → allacciare
b. (wheel, girder) → distorcere, piegare; (warp) → deformare
3. vi (see vt) → allacciarsi, chiudersi con una fibbia, distorcersi, piegarsi
buckle down vi + adv to buckle down to a jobmettersi a lavorare d'impegno or di buzzo buono, mettersi sotto

buckle

(ˈbakl) noun
a fastening for a strap or band. a belt with a silver buckle.
verb
1. to fasten with a buckle. He buckled on his sword.
2. (usually of something metal) to make or become bent or crushed. The metal buckled in the great heat.

buckle

إِبْزيم přezka spænde Schnalle αγκράφα hebilla vyön solki boucle kopča fibbia バックル 버클 gesp spenne sprzączka fivela пряжка spänne หัวเข็มขัด kemer tokası khóa 带扣

buckle

n. hebilla;
v.
to ___ togetherunir, atar, juntar.

buckle

n hebilla; vt abrochar(se)
References in classic literature ?
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
Carpenter, when he's through with that buckle, tell him to forge a pair of steel shoulder-blades; there's a pedlar aboard with a crushing pack.
Next you buckle your greaves on your legs, and your cuisses on your thighs; then come your backplate and your breastplate, and you begin to feel crowded; then you hitch onto the breastplate the half-petticoat of broad overlapping bands of steel which hangs down in front but is scolloped out behind so you can sit down, and isn't any real improvement on an inverted coal scuttle, either for looks or for wear, or to wipe your hands on; next you belt on your sword; then you put your stove-pipe joints onto your arms, your iron gauntlets onto your hands, your iron rat-trap onto your head, with a rag of steel web hitched onto it to hang over the back of your neck -- and there you are, snug as a candle in a candle-mould.
The cart was standing in the back yard when they reached the lower regions of the house, and Dawkes (otherwise the farm-bailiff's man) was fastening the last buckle of the horse's harness.
It appeared to me that it would take time, to become uncommon under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
In journeys, when I was weary of the coach, a servant on horseback would buckle on my box, and place it upon a cushion before him; and there I had a full prospect of the country on three sides, from my three windows.
As he did so the narrow black velvet band which she seems always to wear round her throat, buckled with an old diamond buckle which her lover had given her, was dragged a little up, and showed a red mark on her throat.
Take the whole of the nineteenth century in which Buckle lived.
Olivain," said Athos, showing the servant Raoul's shoulder-belt, "tighten the buckle of the sword, it falls too low.
It was a period when the religious exiles were accustomed often to buckle on their armor, and practise the handling of their weapons of war.
massa Richard, maybe a ten rod,” cried the black, bending under one of the horses, with the pretence of fastening a buckle, but in reality to conceal the grin that opened a mouth from ear to ear.
There were hundreds of things that he wanted to do, but the grown men laughed at him and said, "Wait till you have been in the buckle, Kotuko.