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Definition 1: fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong - [noun denoting artifact]

(buckle is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of buckle ) the buckle used to fasten a belt

(buckle is a part of ...) a pointed projection

Definition 2: a shape distorted by twisting or folding - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for buckle in the sense of this definition

(buckle is a kind of ...) a shape resulting from distortion

Definition 3: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat - [verb of change]

Samples where buckle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The highway buckled during the heat wave

Synonyms for buckle in the sense of this definition

(buckle is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of buckle ) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

"The floor is lifting slowly"

Definition 4: fasten with a buckle or buckles - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for buckle in the sense of this definition

(buckle is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 5: fold or collapse - [verb of contact]

Samples where buckle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His knees buckled

Synonyms for buckle in the sense of this definition

(buckle is a kind of ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

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