buckle down


buckle down

v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) to buckle down to (to buckle down to work)

* * *
(colloq.) (D; intr.) to buckle down to (to buckle down to work)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • buckle\ down — • buckle down • knuckle down v To give complete attention (to an effort or job); attend. They chatted idly for a few moments then each buckled down to work. Jim was fooling instead of studying; so his father told him to buckle down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • buckle down — [v] concentrate on address, apply oneself, attend to, bend, dedicate oneself to, devote oneself to, exert oneself, give, give oneself over to, keep close to, keep one’s mind on, launch into, occupy oneself with, pitch in, set to, throw, turn;… …   New thesaurus

  • buckle down — verb work very hard, like a slave • Syn: ↑slave, ↑break one s back, ↑knuckle down • Derivationally related forms: ↑slave (for: ↑slave), ↑slavery ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • buckle down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms buckle down : present tense I/you/we/they buckle down he/she/it buckles down present participle buckling down past tense buckled down past participle buckled down informal to start working hard and seriously …   English dictionary

  • buckle down —    If you buckle down, you apply yourself with determination to hard work and give it hour full attention.     If you want to pass your exams, you ll have to buckle down and do some serious work …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • buckle down — PHRASAL VERB If you buckle down to something, you start working seriously at it. [INFORMAL] [V P to n] He has buckled down to work in the reserves... [V P] I just buckled down and got on with playing. Syn: knuckle down …   English dictionary

  • buckle down — or[knuckle down] {v.} To give complete attention (to an effort or job); attend. * /They chatted idly for a few moments then each buckled down to work./ * /Jim was fooling instead of studying; so his father told him to buckle down./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buckle down — or[knuckle down] {v.} To give complete attention (to an effort or job); attend. * /They chatted idly for a few moments then each buckled down to work./ * /Jim was fooling instead of studying; so his father told him to buckle down./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buckle down — Isaac finally began to buckle down in his junior year Syn: get (down) to work, set to work, get down to business; work hard, apply oneself, make an effort, be industrious, be diligent, focus …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • buckle down — verb To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study). If he would buckle down and do his homework, he could be an excellent student …   Wiktionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.