verb (used with object), buck·led, buck·ling.
verb (used without object), buck·led, buck·ling.
Words nearby buckle
Origin of buckle
OTHER WORDS FROM bucklebuck·le·less, adjectivere·buck·le, verb, re·buck·led, re·buck·ling.
British Dictionary definitions for buckle down (1 of 2)
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Word Origin for buckle
Idioms and Phrases with buckle down
Set to work, apply oneself with determination, as in All right, we'll buckle down now and study for exams. Originating about 1700 as buckle to, the expression gained currency with the football song “Buckle-Down, Winsocki” (from the Broadway musical comedy Best Foot Forward, 1941). [Mid-1800s]