- 1.1 (fastener) hebilla (feminine) to fasten a buckle abrochar una hebillaMore example sentences1.2 (distortion) torcedura (feminine)
- Dating from the late ninth century AD, the hoard includes silver coins, fragments of two swords, weights, a belt buckle, strap ends as well as the boat nails.
- The Flex-Strap closure is on all new 2004 styles that have a plastic buckle.
- The back of the cap has a quick release buckle and a strap to adjust sizing.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 (fasten) [shoe/belt] abrochar
- 2 (bend, crumple) [wheel/metal] torcer*, combar
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (bend, crumple) [wheel/metal] torcerse*, combarse; [knees] doblarse his knees buckled beneath him se le doblaron las rodillas he buckled at the knees le fallaron las rodillas
buckle downverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [worker/student] ponerse* a trabajar en serioto buckle down
buckle in verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (fasten) abrocharle el cinturón a 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (cave in) hundirse, derrumbarse
buckle toverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio poner* manos a la obra
buckle upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano) ponerse* or abrocharse el cinturón de seguridad
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