Translation of buckle in Spanish:

buckle

hebilla, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbʌk(ə)l//ˈbək(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    (fastener)
    hebilla feminine
    to fasten a buckle abrochar una hebilla
    • The collection includes a gold item thought to be a belt buckle and an impressive gold breastplate.
    • The back of the cap has a quick release buckle and a strap to adjust sizing.
    • As well as the boat nails, the collection, which dates from the late 9th century, includes silver coins, copper and lead weights and part of a scale balance, a belt buckle and strap ends.
    • And the belt buckles are sometimes bigger around than my scrawny waist.
    • These workers are everywhere in the streets, selling such things as candy, shoe laces, toys, fruits, gum, incense or belt buckles.
    • For a brief moment I considered staying with the party; I could buy tight jeans, wear cowboy hats and belts with oversized buckles, and always tuck in my shirt.
    • His is an impressive collection of rusty coins and nails, corroded bullets and belt buckles, pieces of swords and knives, shards and bits of broken bottles.
    • Officers have been trained to aim at the belt buckle of the target to avoid hitting the head, which could still cause death.
    • A few men arrive galloping out of the brush, cool atop their mounts, sporting cowboy hats and silver-and-gold Western-style belt buckles.
    • Gold items like armlets and belt buckles are well in evidence, although only reproductions are on display for the sake of security.
    • The Flex-Strap closure is on all new 2004 styles that have a plastic buckle.
    • Yes, belts, buckles and zips are high fashion for us men this winter.
    • If the belt is not fitted correctly around the frame, the buckle can also snap when the car is in a major impact.
    • I bought a leather belt with a heart-shaped buckle on it, from my favourite vintage clothes shop.
    • He wore a pressed blue shirt that day, and a belt buckle enameled with stars and planets - a leftover, perhaps, from his physics days.
    • Good Italian leather belts with simple buckles are now found in many stores.
    • She clanked softly as she moved - her whole body was covered with belts and buckles and straps.
    • Dating from the late ninth century AD, the hoard includes silver coins, fragments of two swords, weights, a belt buckle, strap ends as well as the boat nails.
    • In-line skates are manufactured with every possible combination of buckles and laces.
    • She was wearing knee-length tan boots, a dark blue denim mini-skirt, a red belt with a double buckle, a black backless top and a PVC three-quarter length black jacket.
  • 2

    (distortion)
    torcedura feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fasten)
    (belt/shoe) abrochar
    • Instead, he had buckled up tight and prayed that the air bag worked, screaming at the top of his lungs as he sped towards the impending collision.
    • Perhaps most irritating of all was the nagging seat-belt warning that persisted for an annoying extra few beeps even after you had buckled up.
    • Surveys conducted earlier this year indicated that many motorists just ‘forgot’ to buckle up after stopping for a short time, in car parks, at waste drop off centres and even at fast food outlets.
    • ‘I can do that,’ she said, buckling the bag shut and standing up.
    • And with that the captain reminded everyone to buckle up.
    • Bradsher reports that four-fifths of those killed in roll-overs were not belted in, even though 75 percent of the general driving population now buckles up regularly.
    • So, buckle up, happy flying and I think you'll find a little education goes a very long way toward reducing your fears.
    • Fortunately, we had both buckled up and our seat belts restrained us from flying through the windshield, which would have been an even worse thing that could happen.
    • Everyone needs to be buckled up properly: older kids in seat belts, younger kids in booster seats and toddlers in child safety seats.
    • When I get in the race car, I buckle my belts the same way every time, I put my helmet on the same way.
    • After several failed attempts she grabbed it and began buckling the crotch strap together.
    • After buckling her safely in her car seat, I came around the back of the car to climb into the driver's seat.
    • His trousers aren't fastened at the top, nor is his belt buckled.
    • Children under the age of 2 will not be required to be buckled into their own seat.
    • Adam looked at the Marshall through narrowed eyes as he buckled on his gun belt.
    • Sometimes a change of altitude helps, although usually this type of turbulence is short-lived, and we prepare by having everyone, including our flight attendants, sit down and buckle up.
    • On every trip, cabin crew have given clear pre-landing instructions for people to remain buckled up and in their seats until the aircraft comes to a complete standstill.
    • She buckled her seat belt and opened the window to look out on Newark at night.
    • Checking out my fellow passengers as the pilot completes his final preparations for the 10-minute flight, I half expect to see James Bond buckling himself in.
    • I buckle up and bring the 550-hp supercharged V - 8 in life singing sweetly just behind my right shoulder.
    • A new law requiring all new minibuses to install seat-belts and all passengers to buckle up is set to come into effect this year.
    • He washed up and stood in front of the mirror, buckling this, buttoning that.
    • May I have your attention please, we are now entering Tokyo Airport please buckle up this will be a bumpy ride.
    • More drivers are buckling up more often, according to a seat belt survey conducted last week.
    • An alert of impending rough air would give pilots time to warn passengers and flight attendants to buckle up and take steps to reduce turbulence effects.
    • He helped me up onto the giant passenger seat and buckled the belt.
    • Who among us doesn't buckle themselves in for an airline flight hoping that the next seat remains vacant?
    • He left it unbuttoned, as he found it difficult to bend at the waist after he had buckled it.
    • I grabbed one of the nylon loops that hung from the ceiling and buckled it to my lap belt, harness-style.
    • Lee put her bag in the back then buckled herself in.
    • Kerry motorists have been warned to buckle up or face the consequences as the penalty points system has been extended to cover the non-wearing of seat belts since Monday.
    • But only a Jaguar can afford to sport a system this advanced - for the rest of us - buckle up.
    • I put her in the passenger seat, buckling her in.
    • Mr. Matthew Wilson handed me a pair of shiny black shoes silently and I sat down for a moment to put them on, buckling them tight on my feet.
    • I put the saddle on and began buckling the girth.
    • You know, this is a tough decision, because everyone in the aviation industry does agree that buckling up into your own seat is the safest way for everyone to go: adults, babies, toddlers, everyone.
    • Mark finished buckling the last piece and then bent down to get my sword and helmet.
    • Two clicks could be heard from the back seat as the girls buckled up.
    • Increase your odds of walking away: drive the speed limit and buckle up!
    • I buckled on the belt and clipped the knife to it, then hefted the sword gingerly.
  • 2

    (bend, crumple)
    (wheel/metal) torcer
    (metal/wheel) combar
    • However, when I came to tune the gears, I realised how badly buckled the rear wheel was.
    • The welfare state is buckling under the pressures of modern life and being dismantled.
    • Thames Water is resurfacing the road after the burst pipe buckled a 100 ft stretch of the carriageway about six inches deep.
    • The front wheel is buckled and the back wheel is bent.
    • ‘It had buckled the whole car and you have got to think about the amount of solid metal there is in a BMW,’ Ms Donaldson said.
    • The problem is, the car door is often buckled and wedged shut by the crash.
    • The pairings were evenly matched for much of the opening nine holes before Harrington and McGinley buckled under the relentless pressure from their opponents on the back nine.
    • For a second day speed restrictions were placed on tracks across the country amid fears they might buckle on what proved to be the hottest day of the year so far.
    • Some online brokers found their sites buckling under the strain of massive demand.
    • The driver was quite apologetic, and my bike wasn't damaged (didn't even buckle the wheel), so I'm chalking it up to experience.
    • Legs, heart and lungs often fail to keep pace with the rapid body growth, so that legs buckle under the strain of supporting an over-developed body.
    • The roads were teeth-rattlingly bad and the BMW buckled a front wheel.
    • It had obviously been made for speed, it was narrow, and bullet shaped, made of a light, and rare material, that buckled under only the highest pressures.
    • An armored vehicle climbed the home's marble stairs and buckled the walls.
    • Peat extraction focuses around the more northerly Levels by the River Brue, where the treacherous ground still buckles the roads.
    • Transfer energy bent and warped the outer hull of the ship and one section vented atmosphere as the outer hull buckled under strain.
    • It is now so bad the bedroom window is taking some of the weight of the roof and is buckling under the strain.
    • Many colonies were formally acquired to protect economic interests when local order buckled under the pressure of European activities.
    • Water poured from the pipe and buckled the road making it impassable.
    • And in January the company caused traffic chaos for almost a week when a one of their pipes burst and buckled a 100 ft stretch of the Great Western Way.
    • I looked down to my thighs, marbled like a well slapped slice of corned beef, knees buckling under the strain, heart and lungs in danger of packing up forever.
    • Twisted metal and buckled bulkheads bore witness to destructive forces of the British torpedoes that had struck on the freezing April night.
    • Fortunately, the wall was wooden and buckled under the pressure, so there were no lasting ill effects.
    • The pain was almost unbearable as they continued to apply pressure and his knees buckled under the strain.
    • The students first asked for monetary compensation of the month's rent after a leak from the washing machine buckled the floorboards, making them feel unsafe about living in the flat.
    • Meanwhile, work has yet to start on the Calderdale side of the border, where a landslide above the road has buckled the tarmac and pushed over fence posts.
    • So does that necessarily mean the young midfielder is buckling under the pressure?
    • She struck the frigate, buckling the port 30 mm gun deck, crushing the sea-boat sponsons and damaging the bridge wing.
    • The crowd cheered as he shifted to the side and blocked, although I was pleased to see he buckled under the pressure of the blow.
    • Mountains formed, swelling and then buckling the altered landscape.
    • The intense heat buckled the corrugated steel exterior.
    • His knees were buckling under the strain, but he stayed strong.
    • The air in the hallway flickers for a moment then fades imperceptibly as the shield buckles under the pressure.
    • As the protein binds to DNA, the molecule buckles to form a loop which is sufficiently long-lived to be observed as a decrease in its extension.
    • Instead of cracking it literally buckled under the pressure, and molded itself back into place as it had once been.
    • A motorist who claims her car wheel was buckled by a pothole in a road has been told by Bradford Council she will not receive compensation.
    • The 14th century bridge next to the Nestlé factory has been buckling under the strain of heavy goods vehicles for years and now Wiltshire County Council are carrying out work to strengthen it.
    • Some have been there for so many hundreds of years that they have buckled with the shifting of the earth and the passage of time.
    • The door was ripped in half, the ceiling was punctured in a dozen places, a gaping hole was left in the floorboards and the window frame was buckled under the impact of the explosion.
    • Railings around the foredeck had been buckled and the deck plating of the tip of the foredeck had been buckled.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (bend, crumple)
    (metal/wheel) torcerse
    (metal/wheel) combarse
    (knees) doblarse
    his knees buckled beneath him se le doblaron las rodillas
    • he buckled at the knees le fallaron las rodillas
  • 2

    (fasten)
    (shoe/belt) (con hebilla) abrocharse