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buckle

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkəl/

Translation of buckle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (fastener) hebilla (feminine) to fasten a buckle abrochar una hebilla
    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

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