Buc´kle   Pronunciation: bŭk´k'l
n.1.A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue.
2.A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
3.A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
Lets his wig lie in buckle for a whole half year.
- Addison.
4.A contorted expression, as of the face.
'Gainst nature armed by gravity,
His features too in buckle see.
- Churchill.
v. t.1.To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
[imp. & p. p. Buckled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Buckling.]
2.To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
3.To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; - formerly, generally used reflexively, but by mid 20th century, usually used with down; - as, the programmers buckled down and worked late hours to finish the project in time for the promised delivery date.
4.To join in marriage.
v. i.1.To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
2.To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
3.To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
The Dutch, as high as they seem, do begin to buckle.
- Pepys.
4.To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.
In single combat thou shalt buckle with me.
- Shak.
To buckle to
to bend to; to engage with zeal.
To make our sturdy humor buckle thereto.
- Barrow.
Before buckling to my winter's work.
- J. D. Forbes.
Noun1.Bucklebuckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
2.buckle - a shape distorted by twisting or folding
Synonyms: warp
Verb1.buckle - fasten with a buckle or buckles
Synonyms: clasp
unbuckle - undo the buckle of; "Unbuckle your seat belt"
2.buckle - fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
Synonyms: crumple
3.buckle - bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heatwave"
Synonyms: warp, heave
anamorphism, anamorphosis, articulate, asymmetry, batten, batten down, bolt, bulge, butt, button, cave in, cleat, contort, contortion, crook, crookedness, crumple, detorsion, deviation, disproportion, distortion, dovetail, gnarl, hasp, hinge, hitch, imbalance, irregularity, jam, joint, knot, latch, lock, lopsidedness, miter, mortise, nail, peg, pin, quirk, rabbet, rivet, scarf, screw, sew, skewer, snap, spring, staple, stick, stitch, tack, toggle, torsion, tortuosity, turn, turn awry, twist, unsymmetry, warp, wedge, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe, zipper
Translate Buckle to Spanish, Translate Buckle to German, Translate Buckle to French
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