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.
Example sentences from the Web for buckle
A magnetic buckle system is a nice touch, enabling quick fastening and one-handed opening.
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.
Corrin buckled first, insisting that Harris sleep on a sofa, then moving out.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He “buckled” and gave up, and for all intents and purposes refused to re-engage after that.
Successive Israeli leaders have promised to advance construction in E1 but have buckled under American pressure.Israeli Settlement Mayor to France and Britain: Protests Don’t Matter|Dan Ephron|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead, he feared what Bill Kristol might say and buckled under.Michael Tomasky on Romney’s Stunning, Terrible Choice of Ryan for VP|Michael Tomasky|August 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Then let's be off," said Aleck, as he buckled the last strap of his left skate, and stood up.The Ice Queen|Ernest Ingersoll
They buckled the belts tightly around their bare waists, but every belt carried in it a tomahawk and hunting knife.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
The noose was one of his hammock straps, which he buckled round his throat.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
Rupert nodded as he buckled on his sword and prepared to accompany his friend.The Cornet of Horse|G. A. Henty
Roused by the sound, Achilles sprang to his feet, and buckled on his corslet, and clasped the greaves to his ankles.Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell