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British English: /ˈbʌk(ə)l/
American English: /ˈbək(ə)l/

Translation of buckle in French:


transitive verb

  • 1 (fasten)
    attacher, boucler (belt, shoe, strap)
    bien attaché
    to buckle somebody into something
    attacher quelqu'un dans quelque chose
    safely buckled in
    bien attaché

intransitive verb

  • 1 (give way) [literal]
    (metal, surface)
    se gondoler
    se voiler
    (pillar, wall)
    se déformer
    (knees, legs)
    [figurative] (person)
  • 2 (fasten)
    (belt, shoe, strap)
    s'attacher, se boucler

Phrasal verbs

buckle down

se mettre au boulot [informal]
to buckle down to something
s'atteler à quelque chose

buckle on

buckle on [something], buckle [something] on
ceindre (sword)
attacher (holster)
revêtir (armour)

buckle to

s'y mettre

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