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

Translation of buckle in Spanish:


  • 1 (fastener) 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.

transitive verb

  • 1 (fasten)
    Example sentences
    • I buckled on the belt and clipped the knife to it, then hefted the sword gingerly.
    • Adam looked at the Marshall through narrowed eyes as he buckled on his gun belt.
    • She buckled her seat belt and opened the window to look out on Newark at night.
    Example sentences
    • You know, this is a tough decision, because everyone in the aviation industry does agree that buckling up into your own seat is the safest way for everyone to go: adults, babies, toddlers, everyone.
    • But only a Jaguar can afford to sport a system this advanced - for the rest of us - buckle up.
    • So, buckle up, happy flying and I think you'll find a little education goes a very long way toward reducing your fears.
  • 2 (bend, crumple)
    Example sentences
    • The pain was almost unbearable as they continued to apply pressure and his knees buckled under the strain.
    • As the protein binds to DNA, the molecule buckles to form a loop which is sufficiently long-lived to be observed as a decrease in its extension.
    • For a second day speed restrictions were placed on tracks across the country amid fears they might buckle on what proved to be the hottest day of the year so far.
    Example sentences
    • The problem is, the car door is often buckled and wedged shut by the crash.
    • An armored vehicle climbed the home's marble stairs and buckled the walls.
    • The front wheel is buckled and the back wheel is bent.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (bend, crumple)
    his knees buckled beneath him
    se le doblaron las rodillas
    he buckled at the knees
    le fallaron las rodillas
  • 2 (fasten)
    abrocharse (con hebilla)

Phrasal verbs

buckle down

verb + adverb
ponerse a trabajar en serio
to buckle down to somethingthey buckled down to their task
se metieron de lleno en la tarea

buckle in

1verb + object + adverb (fasten)
abrocharle el cinturón a
2verb + adverb (cave in)

buckle to

verb + adverb

buckle up

verb + adverb (US)
ponerse el cinturón de seguridad
abrocharse el cinturón de seguridad
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