Synonyms of buckle in English:

buckle


See definition of buckle

noun

1‘his belt buckle’

SYNONYMS

clasp, clip, catch, fastener, fastening, hasp


verb

1‘he buckled the belt round his waist’

SYNONYMS

fasten, do up, hook, strap, tie, secure, clasp, catch, clip

ANTONYMS

unfasten

2‘Harry's front axle buckled’

SYNONYMS

warp, become warped, make warped, bend, bend out of shape, become bent, make bent, twist, become twisted, make twisted, curve, become curved, make curved, distort, become distorted, make distorted, contort, become contorted, make contorted, become crooked, make crooked, deform, become deformed, make deformed, malform, become malformed, make malformed, misshape, become misshapen, make misshapen, mangle, become mangled, make mangled, develop a fold, develop a kink, develop a wrinkle, bulge, arc, arch, wrinkle

crumple, collapse, cave in, give way

ANTONYMS

straighten


Phrases

    buckle down

      ‘I just buckled down and got on with playing as well as I could’

      SYNONYMS

      get to work, get down to work, set to work, get down to business, roll up one's sleeves, put one's hand to the plough

      work hard, apply oneself, make an effort, strive, be industrious, be diligent, be assiduous, exert oneself, focus

      informal

      get cracking, get one's finger out, pull one's finger out, get weaving, get off one's backside

      British informal

      get stuck in