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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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The Trojans buckled down defensively after Pasquale's goal, getting solid play in the middle of the field, most notably from Sarah Collins and Jordan Davy.
But Fontair buckled down, getting the next three batters to escape unscathed.
They really buckled down and they played hard, fundamentally sound ball when they needed to,'' District 51 coach Victor Perez said.
However, Dhehdaah found little under pressure and Madiba just buckled down to finish half a length in front, with Zeloso swooping late for third.
But they buckled down and, after the home keeper had pulled of four quality stops, they bagged a notable victory when sub Ian McVarish swept home a Tom Thacker cross at the far post.
While most managers would head for the hills at the sight of those equations, David Moyes simply buckled down and got his players into the Champions League.
The 10-11 shot required plenty of assistance in the saddle from Kieren Fallon, but buckled down well to his task and had too many guns for runner-up Charley Bates as he raced to victory.
But Spencer has learned from that harsh lesson and has buckled down to the task in hand.
However, the rally came up short as Cignal buckled down late and secured the win.
I do think the constant injuries took their toll for a while but you have to give him enormous credit for the way he buckled down and fought his way back to form and fitness.
He's really buckled down,'' Taft coach Brian Godsey said.
I'm especially pleased for Brian as he had some troubles over the past couple of years but has buckled down to be an important member of the team.