verb (used with object), buck·led, buck·ling.
verb (used without object), buck·led, buck·ling.
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Origin of buckle
OTHER WORDS FROM bucklebuck·le·less, adjectivere·buck·le, verb, re·buck·led, re·buck·ling.
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British Dictionary definitions for buckle up
Word Origin for buckle
Idioms and Phrases with buckle up
Fasten a seat belt, as in All the children must learn to buckle up as soon as they get in a car. This term came into wide use in the second half of the 1900s, when seat belts became mandatory automobile equipment. Earlier they had been used mainly in airplanes.