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buckle down

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to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

buckle down: to devote (oneself or one's efforts)

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fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap

a shape distorted by twisting or folding

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fasten with a buckle or buckles

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fold or collapse

bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

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References in classic literature ?
He had a queer-shaped knife, very broad and crooked, buckled on his belt; there was nothing else remarkable about him, except his sudden and silent appearance.
So jolly Robin gave him his sword again, which the Friar buckled to his side, and this time looked to it that it was more secure in its fastenings; then tucking up his robes once more, he took Robin Hood upon his back and without a word stepped into the water, and so waded on in silence while Robin sat laughing upon his back.
His sole gear of clothing was a length of trunk strap buckled about his waist.
When he was taken out of the plaster, he was still denied that instinctive pleasure which all animals take in licking their wounds, for shrewdly arranged bandages were wrapped and buckled on him.
Martin did not deign to reply to this sally, except by a grunt, as he buckled the last buckle of his climbing-irons, and Arthur looked reproachfully at East without speaking.
He buckled down with a will and did his best, though it was all new and strange.
This tirade against destiny went on for an hour or more, and then he buckled to his work, limping and groaning, and in his eyes a great hatred for all created things.
From the 13th to the 17th centuries, many of the most decorative buckles were for fastening sword belts and spurs, becoming something of a fashion accessory by the end of this period, while lower down the social scale it was common for people to wear daggers suspended from a belt buckled at the waist.
Six of the seven buckled seat belts unlatched and five passengers were ejected, two of whom were killed.
A trend Merrill has seen recently is children being buckled into the car seat but the seats not buckled into the vehicle.
The Texas Department of Transportation and its partners, the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies across the state, engaged in the "Click It or Ticket" campaign last Memorial Day with a single objective: to watch for Texas drivers and passengers who were not buckled up and encourage them to comply with safety belt and child safety seat laws.
We all made a habit of buckling up and making sure our children were buckled up, just like most families," Mendoza said.
Police will follow vehicles as they are driven away from campuses and, if children still aren't buckled in five blocks away, officers will pull them over, Lynch said.
The Texas safety belt law, enacted in 1985, requires drivers, front seat passengers and children under 17, whether riding in the front or back seat, to be buckled up.
Sixty percent of children killed in crashes aren't buckled, event organizers said.