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bucklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʌk·əl/
  • buckle noun [C] (FASTENER)

a fastener for a belt: a silver buckle

buckleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈbʌk·əl/
  • buckle verb [I/T] (FASTEN)

to fasten or be fastened with a buckle: [T] Please buckle your seat belts.
  • buckle verb [I/T] (BEND)

to bend or become uneven, often as a result of force, heat, or weakness: [I] After eight hours of hiking, our knees were beginning to buckle.
Someone who buckles or buckles under gives in to something, such as pressure or opposition: [I] The judge threatened her with jail, but she refused to buckle and would not say where she got the information.
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"buckle" in British English

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bucklenoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌk.əl/  us   /ˈbʌk.əl/

buckleverb

uk   /ˈbʌk.əl/  us   /ˈbʌk.əl/
buckled
adjective uk   /ˈbʌk.əld/  us   /ˈbʌk.əld/
a tightly buckled belt
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(Definition of buckle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buckle”
in Korean 버클, 죔쇠…
in Arabic بُكْل, إبْزيم…
in Malaysian kepala tali pinggang…
in French boucle…
in Russian пряжка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (皮帶等的)搭扣,扣環…
in Italian fibbia…
in Turkish toka kopça…
in Polish sprzączka…
in Spanish hebilla…
in Vietnamese cái khoá (thắt lưng…)…
in Portuguese fivela…
in Thai หัวเข็มขัด…
in German die Schnalle…
in Catalan sivella…
in Japanese (ベルトの)バックル, 留め金…
in Chinese (Simplified) (皮带等的)搭扣,扣环…
in Indonesian gesper…
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