buckle under


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Related to buckle under: buckle down, knuckle under
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.buckle under - consent reluctantly
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
accede, give in, bow, defer, submit - yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
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SIMON DYSON insists he won't buckle under the pressure after having his lead wiped out in the Indonesian Open - because he didn't even know he was in front.