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buckle

noun

1 buckle

Fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong.

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Dutch: gesp
Polish: klamra, sprzÄ…czka



2 buckle

A shape distorted by twisting or folding.

synonym: warp.

Dutch: scheeftrekking, vervorming, schering

verb

1 buckle

Fasten with a buckle or buckles.

synonym: clasp.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

2 buckle

Fold or collapse:
— His knees buckled.

synonym: crumple.

3 buckle

Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat:
— The highway buckled during the heat wave.

synonyms: heave, warp.

Dutch: kromtrekken, trekken


Moby thesaurus: anamorphism, anamorphosis, articulate, asymmetry, batten, batten down, bend, bolt, bulge, butt, button, catch, cave in, clasp, cleat, clip, collapse, contort, contortion, crook ... show more.

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