English - Vietnamese Dictionary
buckle /'bʌkl/Concise Dictionary
- động từ
- to buckle [down] to
- chuẩn bị làm, bắt đầu làm
+fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
+a shape distorted by twisting or folding
+fasten with a buckle or buckles
+fold or collapse
+bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Advanced English Dictionary
1 clasp, fastener, clip, fastening, hook, catch:
The buckle broke on my belt and my trousers fell down.
2 collapse, cave in, crumple, bend, warp, distort, twist, bulge:
The support gave way and the entire wall buckled.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (sth on / up) to fasten sth or be fastened with a buckle: [VN] She buckled her belt. + He buckled on his sword. + [V] These shoes buckle at the side.
2 to become crushed or bent under a weight or force; to crush or bend sth in this way: [V] The steel frames began to buckle under the strain. + (figurative) A weaker man would have buckled under the pressure. + [VN] The crash buckled the front of my car.
3 [V] when your knees or legs buckle or when you buckle at the knees, your knees become weak and you start to fall
Phrasal Verbs: buckle down (to sth) (informal) to start to do sth seriously: I'd better buckle down to those reports.
buckle up (AmE) = belt up at BELT v.
a piece of metal or plastic used for joining the ends of a belt or for fastening a strap on a bag, shoe, etc.
VERB + BUCKLE
do up, fasten | undo, unfasten
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