buckle up
intransitive verb Date: 1971 to fasten one's seat belt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buckle up — phrasal verb Word forms buckle up : present tense I/you/we/they buckle up he/she/it buckles up present participle buckling up past tense buckled up past participle buckled up 1) [intransitive] to fasten your seat belt in a car, plane etc 2)… …   English dictionary

  • buckle up — intransitive verb : to fasten one s seat belt * * * buckle up [phrasal verb] US : to fasten your seat belt in a car or other vehicle You should always buckle up [=(Brit) belt up] before you start driving. • • • Main Entry: ↑buckle * * * ˌbuckle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • buckle up — verb To fasten ones seat belt or safety belt. Buckle up every time you drive somewhere in a car, and make sure your passengers buckle up, too …   Wiktionary

  • buckle up — PHRASAL VERB When you buckle up in a car or a plane, you fasten your seat belt. [INFORMAL] [V P] A sign just ahead of me said, Buckle Up. It s the Law …   English dictionary

  • buckle up — fasten your seat belt, buckle your seat belt    Buckle up. Dad won t drive away until we fasten our seat belts …   English idioms

  • buckle up — to fasten a strap that holds you in your seat in a vehicle or aircraft. Four out of five children are not correctly buckled up. The pilot asked the passengers to buckle up because we were flying through a storm system …   New idioms dictionary

  • buckle up — phr verb Buckle up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑strap …   Collocations dictionary

  • buckle up — To put your seat belt on. British term is belt up …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • buckle up — fasten a safety belt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buckle — buck|le1 [ˈbʌkəl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bend)¦ 2¦(knees/legs)¦ 3¦(do something you do not want)¦ 4¦(fasten)¦ Phrasal verbs  buckle down  buckle up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(BEND)¦ [I and T] to become bent or curved because of heat or pressure, or to make something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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