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English definition of “buckle”

buckle

verb
 
 
/ˈbʌkl/
FASTEN [I, T] to fasten a belt or strap with a buckleFastening clothing and textiles
BEND [I, T] to bend, or to make something bend because of too much weight, heat, etc: His legs buckled as he reached the finishing line.Bending, twisting and curvingBecoming and making less strong
SUFFER [I] to suffer and stop working effectively because of too many problems or too much workBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of buckle verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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