Associations to the word «Buckle»


BUCKLE, verb. (intransitive) To distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression.
BUCKLE, verb. (transitive) To make bend; to cause to become distorted.
BUCKLE, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To give in; to react suddenly or adversely to stress or pressure (of a person).
BUCKLE, verb. (intransitive) To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
BUCKLE, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To enter upon some labour or contest; to join in close fight; to contend.
BUCKLE, verb. To buckle down; to apply oneself.
BUCKLE, noun. (countable) A clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap.
BUCKLE, noun. (Canada) (heraldry) The brisure of an eighth daughter.
BUCKLE, noun. (roofing) An upward, elongated displacement of a roof membrane frequently occurring over insulation or deck joints. A buckle may be an indication of movement with the roof assembly.
BUCKLE, noun. A distortion, bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
BUCKLE, noun. A curl of hair, especially a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
BUCKLE, noun. A contorted expression, as of the face.
BUCKLE, verb. (transitive) To fasten using a buckle.
BUCKLE, verb. (Scotland) To unite in marriage.
BUCKLE CAVITY, noun. Malapropistic misconstruction of buccal cavity
BUCKLE DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
BUCKLE UNDER, verb. (intransitive) to reluctantly accept something, due to the pressure.
BUCKLE UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To fasten one's seat belt or safety belt.

Dictionary definition

BUCKLE, noun. Fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong.
BUCKLE, noun. A shape distorted by twisting or folding.
BUCKLE, verb. Fasten with a buckle or buckles.
BUCKLE, verb. Fold or collapse; "His knees buckled".
BUCKLE, verb. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave".

Wise words

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William Shakespeare