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Buckle meaning

buckle - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
  2. 2. A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
  3. 3. A contorted expression, as of the face.
  4. 4. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
  5. 5. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
  6. 6. To join in marriage.
  7. 7. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
  8. 8. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
  9. 9. To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
  10. 10. To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.
  11. 11. To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; - generally used reflexively.
  12. 12. An instrument for fastening straps, etc.

buckle - examples of usage

  1. O, mamma, then we can get sister's buckle, and take it to her.
  2. If she gets a little unruly, you need only buckle the broad collar here- do you see?
  3. Here's mine; buckle them together.
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