Buckle - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a shape distorted by twisting or folding (syn: warp)
- fold or collapse (syn: crumple)
- bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat (syn: heave, warp)
She buckled the horses into their harness.
The pavement buckled in the heat.
Wendy can already buckle up her shoes although she's only four.
He buckled down to the job.
He buckled under pressure.
The steel pillars began to buckle.
The rails buckled under the intense heat of the fire.
John felt his knees start to buckle.
He refused to buckle.
A weaker person would have buckled under the weight of criticism.
Amy buckled the belt around her waist.
Lou was buckling on his revolver.
His knees buckled
The highway buckled during the heat wave
...that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut...
present participle: buckling
past tense: buckled
past participle: buckled