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1buckle/ˈbʌkəl/noun
pluralbuckles
1buckle
/ˈbʌkəl/
noun
pluralbuckles
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
2buckle/ˈbʌkəl/verb
bucklesbuckledbuckling
2buckle
/ˈbʌkəl/
verb
bucklesbuckledbuckling
Learner's definition of BUCKLE  
[+ object] 
: to fasten (something, such as a belt) with a buckle
   b  : to attach (something) with a buckle
[no object]  : to bend or collapse from pressure, heat, etc. — often used figuratively
   b  [+ 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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