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buckle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckle  \Buc"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buckled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Buckling}.]  [OE.  boclen,  F.  boucler.  See  {Buckle},  n.] 
  1.  To  fasten  or  confine  with  a  buckle  or  buckles;  as  to 
  buckle  a  harness. 
 
  2.  To  bend;  to  cause  to  kink,  or  to  become  distorted. 
 
  3.  To  prepare  for  action  to  apply  with  vigor  and 
  earnestness;  --  generally  used  reflexively 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckle  \Buc"kle\,  n.  [OE.  bocle  buckle,  boss  of  a  shield,  OF 
  bocle,  F.  boucle,  boss  of  a  shield,  ring,  fr  L.  buccula  a 
  little  cheek  or  mouth,  dim.  of  bucca  cheek;  this  boss  or  knob 
  resembling  a  cheek.] 
  1.  A  device,  usually  of  metal,  consisting  of  a  frame  with  one 
  more  movable  tongues  or  catches,  used  for  fastening  things 
  together,  as  parts  of  dress  or  harness,  by  means  of  a 
  strap  passing  through  the  frame  and  pierced  by  the  tongue. 
 
  2.  A  distortion  bulge,  bend,  or  kink,  as  in  a  saw  blade  or  a 
  plate  of  sheet  metal.  --Knight. 
 
  3.  A  curl  of  hair,  esp.  a  kind  of  crisp  curl  formerly  worn; 
  also  the  state  of  being  curled. 
 
  Earlocks  in  tight  buckles  on  each  side  of  a  lantern 
  face.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Lets  his  wig  lie  in  buckle  for  a  whole  half  year. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  A  contorted  expression,  as  of  the  face.  [R.] 
 
  'Gainst  nature  armed  by  gravity,  His  features  too  in 
  buckle  see  --Churchill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckle  \Buc"kle\  (b[u^]k"k'l),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  bend  permanently;  to  become  distorted;  to  bow;  to  curl; 
  to  kink. 
 
  Buckled  with  the  heat  of  the  fire  like  parchment. 
  --Pepys. 
 
  2.  To  bend  out  of  a  true  vertical  plane,  as  a  wall. 
 
  3.  To  yield;  to  give  way  to  cease  opposing.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Dutch,  as  high  as  they  seem,  do  begin  to  buckle. 
  --Pepys. 
 
  4.  To  enter  upon  some  labor  or  contest;  to  join  in  close 
  fight;  to  struggle;  to  contend. 
 
  The  bishop  was  as  able  and  ready  to  buckle  with  the 
  Lord  Protector  as  he  was  with  him  --Latimer. 
 
  In  single  combat  thou  shalt  buckle  with  me  --Shak. 
 
  {To  buckle  to},  to  bend  to  to  engage  with  zeal. 
 
  To  make  our  sturdy  humor  buckle  thereto.  --Barrow. 
 
  Before  buckling  to  my  winter's  work  --J.  D. 
  Forbes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buckle 
  n  1:  fastens  together  two  ends  of  a  belt  or  strap;  often  has 
  loose  prong 
  2:  a  shape  distorted  by  twisting  or  folding  [syn:  {warp}] 
  v  1:  fasten  with  a  buckle  or  buckles  [syn:  {clasp}]  [ant:  {unbuckle}] 
  2:  fold  or  collapse;  "His  knees  buckled"  [syn:  {crumple}] 
  3:  bend  out  of  shape,  as  under  pressure  or  from  heat;  "The 
  highway  buckled  during  the  heatwave"  [syn:  {heave},  {warp}] 




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