To buckle to
Buckle Buc"kle (b[u^]k"k'l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. [1913 Webster]

Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall. [1913 Webster]

3. To yield; to give way; to cease opposing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Dutch, as high as they seem, do begin to buckle. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

4. To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend. [1913 Webster]

The bishop was as able and ready to buckle with the Lord Protector as he was with him. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

In single combat thou shalt buckle with me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To buckle to}, to bend to; to engage with zeal. [1913 Webster]

To make our sturdy humor buckle thereto. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

Before buckling to my winter's work. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Buckle — Buc kle (b[u^]k k l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. [1913 Webster] Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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