buckle

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1 buckle /ˈbʌkəl/ noun
plural buckles
1 buckle
/ˈbʌkəl/
noun
plural buckles
Learner's definition of BUCKLE
[count]
: a metal or plastic device that is attached to one end of a belt or strap and that is used to connect it to the other end see picture at shoe
2 buckle /ˈbʌkəl/ verb
buckles; buckled; buckling
2 buckle
/ˈbʌkəl/
verb
buckles; buckled; buckling
Learner's definition of BUCKLE
[+ object]
: to fasten (something, such as a belt) with a buckle
: to attach (something) with a buckle
[no object] : to bend or collapse from pressure, heat, etc.
often used figuratively
[+ object] : to cause (something) to bend or collapse

buckle down

[phrasal verb] informal
: to start to work hard

buckle up

[phrasal verb] US
: to fasten your seat belt in a car or other vehicle
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