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noun as in capitulation

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Modi must now show India that he can shoulder it without buckling.

Some days, she felt as though glaciers were buckling around her and a crevasse yawned beneath her.

As the war in Syria enters its third year, aid groups are buckling under the mounting need for food and medicine.

Who else could manage a two-hour-plus press conference without buckling at the knees?

Even though PLO diplomats have a history of buckling under pressure at the UN, they are less likely to back down now.

He was buckling fast Trenchefer when the flaps of the next tent parted, and forth came a figure—his wife.

Then they were on the ladder once more as the ship shook under them, plates buckling as a great wound tore three decks apart.

The center cleat prevents the boards from buckling while the sides are tightly held by these simple flat fasteners.

He had been drawing on his waders and buckling on his creel.

"It's no good, my Buckling," said the King, rolling about on his chair.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buckling, such as: submission, yielding, bowing, conceding, resignation, and surrender.

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