buckle down

Definition of buckle down


  1. :  to start to work hard You had better buckle down if you want to get good grades.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a fastening for two loose ends that is attached to one and holds the other by a catch

    :  an ornamental device that suggests a buckle

    :  a crisp curl

  1. :  to fasten with a buckle

    :  to prepare with vigor

    :  to cause to bend, give way, or crumple

  1. :  a product of buckling :  bend, fold

    :  a coffee cake baked with berries and a crumbly topping

  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

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