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.
Examples from the Web for buckling
Some days, she felt as though glaciers were buckling around her and a crevasse yawned beneath her.
As the war in Syria enters its third year, aid groups are buckling under the mounting need for food and medicine.
Even though PLO diplomats have a history of buckling under pressure at the UN, they are less likely to back down now.
Buckling down to tie-up loose ends is key to lightening your mental load.
And yet, a decade into a new century, this old architecture is buckling under the weight of new threats.
There was a quick saddling of horses and buckling on of belts.Following the Flag|Charles Carleton Coffin
I always wanted some element of play in my work; buckling down to any sort of routine always galled me, and does yet.Our Friend John Burroughs|Clara Barrus
In a minute every one was on deck busily employed in casting loose the guns, in priming pistols, and buckling on cutlasses.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
When a buckling plate or plate with bulged active material breaks through the separator, Fig. 214.
This causes expansion and consequent distortion and buckling.