Complete Definition of "buckle"

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Etymology
Noun: OF. bocla, from L. buccula "cheek strap of a helmet," diminutive of bucca "cheek."
Verb: bokelen "to arch the body," from MF. boucler "to bulge," from OF. bocler "to bulge, curl," from bocle "boss of a shield."

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊkÉl|-ÊkÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. countable A clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap.
  2. context|Canadian|heraldry The brisure of an eighth daughter.

Translations
trans-top|a clasp for fastening
Dutch: gesp
Finnish: t-|fi|solki
French: t+|fr|boucle|f
German: t-|de|Schnalle|f
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Ido: buklo
Korean: ì기 (solgi), ë²í´ (beokeul) (loanword)
Portuguese: t|pt|fivela|f
Spanish: hebilla
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Verb
en-verb|buckles|buckling|buckled

  1. transitive To fasten using a buckle.
  2. intransitive To distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression.
  3. context|intransitive|figurative To give in; to react suddenly or adversely to stress or pressure (of a person).

#:It is amazing that he has never buckled after so many years of doing such urgent work.

Translations
trans-top|to fasten
French: boucler
Korean: ì­ê·¸ë¦¬ë¤ (jjugeurida)
trans-mid
Portuguese: t|pt|afivelar
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Finnish: taipua (1,2), vääntyä (1,2), murtua (1,2)

See also
buckle down
buckle up
turnbuckle

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