Definition of 'buckle'
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Keep colours neutral and look out for details such as buckle straps and frayed hems. The Sun (2016)You really see him buckle under pressure. The Sun (2010)Then she fastened the buckles on her shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some groups are far more ambitious and then buckle under the strain of trying to keep up. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their reward was a red and gold cloth badge and a brass rather than silver belt buckle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are buckling to pressure groups because these are loud rather than representative or coherent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is little point in pushing so hard on the bike that your legs buckle when you try to sprint. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the beginning, it was three steps before my legs buckled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cold blast came from an unusually large buckle in the jet stream that sweeps around the Antarctic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We can probably expect more problems with the railways during hot weather because train speeds will be reduced as rails buckle in the heat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A man with a moustache and a rottweiler belt buckle opens the door. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it was only when her metal wheelchair buckled under her size 32 frame that she knew she had to trim her body. The Sun (2014)When one of the men buckles under a heavy blow and demands a rest, the other spots the car and waves him through. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It added to a list of well-worn excuses for delays including leaves on the line, tracks buckling in the heat and a shortage of drivers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)M finally stopped fiddling with her BlackBerry and examined the accoutrements with an expert eye, pulling and buckling the straps against my flesh. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'buckle'
British English: buckle /ˈbʌkl/ NOUN
A buckle is a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap, which is used to fasten it.
He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
- American English: buckle
- Arabic: إِبْزيم
- Brazilian Portuguese: fivela de cinto
- Chinese: 带扣
- Croatian: kopča
- Czech: přezka
- Danish: spænde
- Dutch: gesp
- European Spanish: hebilla
- Finnish: vyön solki
- French: boucle ceinture
- German: Schnalle
- Greek: αγκράφα
- Italian: fibbia
- Japanese: バックル
- Korean: 버클
- Norwegian: spenne
- Polish: sprzączka
- European Portuguese: fivela de cinto
- Romanian: cataramă
- Russian: пряжка
- Spanish: hebilla
- Swedish: spänne
- Thai: หัวเข็มขัด
- Turkish: kemer tokası
- Ukrainian: пряжка
- Vietnamese: khóa
British English: buckle VERB
legs If your legs or knees buckle, they bend because they have become very weak or tired.
His knees buckled and he crumpled down onto the floor.
British English: buckle VERB
belt When you buckle a belt or strap, you fasten it.
A door slammed in the house and a man came out buckling his belt.
Definition of buckle from the Collins English Dictionary
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