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buckling

verb
present participle of buckle

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1 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the flimsy bridge buckled under the weight of the caravan of trucks

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buckle (under)

buckling

buckling (down)

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“Buckling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buckling. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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