Buckle

Buc"kle

(bk"k'l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
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Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment.
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2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
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3. To yield; to give way; to cease opposing. [Obs.]
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The Dutch, as high as they seem, do begin to buckle.
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4. To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.
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The bishop was as able and ready to buckle with the Lord Protector as he was with him.
Latimer.
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In single combat thou shalt buckle with me.
Shak.
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To buckle to, to bend to; to engage with zeal.
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To make our sturdy humor buckle thereto.
Barrow.
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Before buckling to my winter's work.
J. D. Forbes.
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