buckle under

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v buckle under consent reluctantly
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Usage

In literature:

The buckle of his leather stock was under his left ear instead of at the nape of his neck.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
She had buckled on a hunting pistol, and had a light deer rifle under her arm.
"Last Enemy" by Henry Beam Piper
The masts quivered and buckled under the shock, but fortunately nothing was carried away.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The wooden front buckled under the impact of a projectile weapon and splinters slashed his hand.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Kieran wanted to follow her but his knees were buckling under him.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
She went into her room, opened the cabinet, and hid the buckle under a pile of linen.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Under earth-pressures the skin buckled and the Rocky Mountains rose.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Also, under the buckle of the Sam Browne belt was a sinking, all-gone sensation excessively unpleasant to feel.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Craven's ship buckled and careened under the lashing impacts of the bombardment, but it seemed unhurt!
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
When d'Ucello's guards untied him and forced him to stand, his knees nearly buckled under him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
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In news:

Trash receptacles buckle under heavy boots.
Elastic Response, Buckling , and Instability of Microtubules under Radial Indentation.
Small Businesses Buckling Under Recession's Credit Freeze.
Elastic Response, Buckling, and Instability of Microtubules under Radial Indentation.
Wheat markets seemed to run out of gas this week after an early rally stalled near the crop report high and then buckled under a wave of selling.
I finally buckled under pressure, and I'm hooked.
Stock axles work great within factory parameters, but when you throw power-adders, larger tires, and extreme wheeling into the mix, stock axles can buckle under the pressure.
Either way, this road to Beijing buckled under because vehicles consistently exceed the 4-ton weight limit.
An officer reports hearing the hood buckle under Campbell 's weight.
Much like the slow spread of rust on a ship weakens its ability to withstand pressure, eventually causing structural failure, an officer without a well-developed sense of integrity will buckle under the burden and authority of command.
Placed on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to hang himself in his jail cell, "Craigslist Killer" suspect Philip Markoff may seem like he's buckling under the guilt of his alleged actions.
The Cowboys continue to buckle under the weight of penalties.
MT JEWETT – The Mt Jewett Police Department has received a $500 grant under the "Buckle Up PA" program.
Midwest buckles under storm, calls it a snow day.
Now they're buckling under the pressure of their parents' deferred dreams.
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In science:

Based on an energy balance a vertical force model has also been used in the study of an elastic plate that pierces an interface, enabling the authors to infer a 1/ cos(θi ) dependence to explain the different buckling morphologies of the plate under the effect of capillary forces.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
Piercing a liquid surface with an elastic rod: Buckling under capillary forces.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
These slender nanowires under compression buckle and sometimes exhibit largely distorted configurations.
Multi-shell gold nanowires under compression
Our work is motivated by the buckling of the cytoskeleton of a cell under compression, a phenomenon of interest to biology.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
FIG. 3: Figure shows buckling i.e. spontaneous decrease in extension under a compressive force for a stiff polymer with end tangent vectors clamped for β = .5 and β = .6.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
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