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synonyms for buckling

  • bend
  • cave in
  • crumple
  • fold
  • twist
  • bulge
  • collapse
  • distort
  • yield
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antonyms for buckling

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  • straighten
  • flatten
  • smooth
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How to use buckling in a sentence

He was buckling fast Trenchefer when the flaps of the next tent parted, and forth came a figure—his wife.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Then they were on the ladder once more as the ship shook under them, plates buckling as a great wound tore three decks apart.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
The center cleat prevents the boards from buckling while the sides are tightly held by these simple flat fasteners.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
He had been drawing on his waders and buckling on his creel.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
"It's no good, my Buckling," said the King, rolling about on his chair.
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
That worthy was buckling a brace of revolvers about his person, and had in his hand a sharp rawhide.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
On all sides the earth was buckling, cracking, as more loops of the underground thing forced its way into the light.
DEATHWORLDHARRY HARRISON
All this time the Pilot is carefully buckling his belt and making himself perfectly easy and comfortable, as all good pilots do.
THE AEROPLANE SPEAKSH. BARBER
Hastily buckling on his sword, placing his pistols in his belt, and taking down his gun from the wall, he stood ready to set out.
THE SETTLERSWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON
Whilst he was buckling it on again, Don Miguel approached him.
THE TANGLED SKEINEMMUSKA ORCZY, BARONESS ORCZY
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WORDS RELATED TO BUCKLING

  • accedence
  • bowing
  • buckling
  • conceding
  • giving up
  • relenting
  • resignation
  • submission
  • succumbing
  • surrender
  • yielding
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