buckle up

verb

buckled up; buckling up; buckles up

intransitive verb

: to fasten one's seat belt

Examples of buckle up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But if history repeats, or even echoes, with Trump Media, investors may want to buckle up. Allison Morrow, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 For now, the market is buckling up for a speedy ride. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2024 Time to buckle up Los Angeles Rams fans as this offseason should be a wild ride. Jay Paris, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 So buckle up because with Guillermo Cornejo at the helm, the journey is bound to be exhilarating. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 Seasonal allergy sufferers in metro Phoenix should buckle up because these next few months are going to be a rough ride. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2024 Bravo shared the first few minutes of season 11 exclusively with EW, and if the cold open is any indication of what's in store, buckle up and grab a disco ball helmet because this season looks lit. Gina Ragusa, EW.com, 29 Jan. 2024 So, buckle up, grab your virtual daubers, and join us for a thrilling ride. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 So buckle up, grab a seat and get ready to enjoy the Great American Race, the 66th running of NASCAR’s Daytona 500. Greg Engle, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buckle up was in 1962

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“Buckle up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckle%20up. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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