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buckle

[′bək·əl]
(graphic arts)
Curvature in a film that has been stored at an improper humidity.
(metallurgy)
An up-and-down wrinkle on the surface of a metal bar or sheet.

buckle

1. Distortion of the surfaces of a beam or girder under load; caused by unequal distribution of weight, temperature, or moisture, or the lack of uniform texture.
2. Distortion of the surface of a sheet of material, such as a bulge or wrinkle in asphalt prepared roofing.
3. A brotch.
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Lauren Neilan (four saves) buckled down in the second half to preserve the shutout.
The winner was among the more lightly raced in the field and his trainer said: "He buckled down well on only his fifth run and I'm pleased with him.
We came in (to the locker room) and talked about it and buckled down in the second half.
When her first marriage went sour, and she realized she might have to raise two children on her own, she buckled down in determination and pursued her dream to create the first private career college in the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
Facing ruin following Argentina's economic collapse in 2002, many a proud business person buckled down and concentrated on getting by in bad times--even walking dogs for a fee.
I buckled down and worked hard and I've said to Titus: 'If you don't use your talent, you'll hate yourself for the rest of your life and be back at Ipswich'.
We all buckled down and did what we had to do," said Erie Chambray, a gymnast-turned-dancer in Central Oklahoma University instructor Tina Kambour's lyrical, five-man Keeping Things Whole.
But as ever, hard-working farmers in the area have buckled down and done what they have long had to do and that is deal with whatever the weather and the economy has to throw at them.
Dunn had some furious run-ins with Graeme Souness about his playboy reputation, but now thanks to a visit to sports psychologists and under the management of Hughes he has buckled down and takes training as seriously as matches.
Lanes slipped to 7-2 but Horton buckled down to graft his way to 135 not out.
After that one inning, he buckled down and shut (Ayer) down.
They really buckled down and they played hard, fundamentally sound ball when they needed to,'' District 51 coach Victor Perez said.