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Definition of 'buckle'


  1. fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
  2. a shape distorted by twisting or folding
       Synonyms: warp


  1. fasten with a buckle or buckles
       Synonyms: clasp
       Antonyms: unbuckle
  2. fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
       Synonyms: crumple
  3. bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
       Synonyms: heave warp

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