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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buc·kle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buckled p. pr. & vb. n. Buckling.]
 1. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
 2. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
 3. To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- formerly, generally used reflexively, but by mid 20th century, usually used with down; -- as, the programmers buckled down and worked late hours to finish the project in time for the promised delivery date.
    Cartwright buckled himself to the employment.   --Fuller.
 4. To join in marriage. [Scot.]