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Definition of buckle


verb - intransitive

  • to fail or err due to pressure.
    I knew she would buckle at the competition.
    We've lost our confidence this year. I think we're going to buckle on Friday.

    Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Wai-Kheong Law from Oakville, ON, Canada on Nov 08 2002.

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