HyperDic: buckle

English > 5 senses of the word buckle:
NOUNartifactbucklefastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap
shapebuckle, warpa shape distorted by twisting or folding
VERBcontactbuckle, claspfasten with a buckle or buckles
contactbuckle, crumplefold or collapse
changebuckle, heave, warpbend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
buckle > pronunciation
Soundsbah'kahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > buckle: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningfastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong.
PartsprongA pointed projection
Narrowerbelt buckleThe buckle used to fasten a belt
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishhebilla
Catalancivella, sivella
Verbsbucklefasten with a buckle or buckles
English > buckle: 5 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA shape distorted by twisting or folding.
Synonymwarp
Broaderdistorted shape, distortionA shape resulting from distortion
Verbsbucklebend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
English > buckle: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten with a buckle or buckles.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymclasp
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Oppositeunbuckleundo the buckle of
Spanishenhebillar
Catalanbotonar, cordar, embotonar, ensivellar
Nounsbucklefastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap
English > buckle: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFold or collapse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"His knees buckled"
Synonymcrumple
Broadercollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
Spanishdoblarse, encogerse
Catalandoblegar-se, encongir-se
English > buckle: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningbend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The highway buckled during the heat wave"
Synonymsheave, warp
NarrowerliftRise upward, as from pressure or moisture
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Spanishbombear, torcerse
Catalanbalcar-se, bombar, corbar-se, deformar-se, guerxar-se, torçar-se, tòrcer-se, vinclar-se
Nounsbucklea shape distorted by twisting or folding

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