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English noun: buckle

1. buckle (artifact) fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Narrower (hyponym)belt buckle


Part holonymprong

2. buckle (shape) a shape distorted by twisting or folding


Synonymswarp


Broader (hypernym)distorted shape, distortion


English verb: buckle

1. buckle (contact) fasten with a buckle or buckles


Synonymsclasp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunbuckle

2. buckle (contact) fold or collapse


SamplesHis knees buckled.


Synonymscrumple


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

3. buckle (change) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat


SamplesThe highway buckled during the heat wave.


Synonymsheave, warp


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)lift









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