Translation of buckle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkəl/


  • 1.1 (fastener) hebilla (feminine) to fasten a buckle abrochar una hebilla
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (distortion) torcedura (feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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
  • 2 (fasten) [shoe/belt] abrocharse ([ con hebilla ])

Phrasal verbs

buckle down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[worker/student] ponerse* a trabajar en serioto buckle down to sth they buckled down to their task se metieron de lleno en la tarea

buckle in

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (fasten) abrocharle el cinturón a 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (cave in) hundirse, derrumbarse

buckle to

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
poner* manos a la obra

buckle up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
ponerse* or abrocharse el cinturón de seguridad

Definition of buckle in:

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.