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buckle

noun (n)

  • fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a shape distorted by twisting or folding (noun.shape)
    Synonym: warp
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fasten with a buckle or buckles (verb.contact)
    Synonym: clasp
    Antonym: unbuckle
    source: wordnet30
  • fold or collapse (verb.contact)
    Synonym: crumple
    Example:
    His knees buckled.
    source: wordnet30
  • bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat (verb.change)
    Synonym: heave, warp
    Example:
    The highway buckled during the heat wave.
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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