Definition of Buckle down

1. Verb. Work very hard, like a slave.

Exact synonyms: Break One's Back, Knuckle Down, Slave
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Slave, Slavery



Definition of Buckle down

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckle Down

buckhound
buckhounds
buckie
buckies
bucking
bucking for
bucking off
buckings
buckish
buckjumper
buckjumpers
buckjumping
buckle
buckle cavity
buckle down (current term)
buckle under
buckle up
buckled
buckled aorta
buckleless
buckler
buckler fern
buckler mustard
buckler plate
buckler plates
bucklered
bucklering
bucklers
buckles

Literary usage of Buckle down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Economics of Bridgework: A Sequel to Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1921)
"It consists of stiffened buckle plate, having the buckle down, ... The plates should be laid with the buckle down and filled with Portland cement concrete ..."

2. The People of the Abyss by Jack London (1903)
"better shape to buckle down to the work they ought to be doing in the world. And if they do buckle down to the work, they will follow Dr. Barnardo's lead, ..."

3. Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement by Ray Stannard Baker (1922)
"And that is a rather poor incentive for the Germans to buckle down and work hard. But if there is a fixed amount which will let them see a chance of getting ..."

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