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buckle up

This page is about the phrasal verb buckle up.

Meaning: to fasten a seatbelt in a car or on a plane

Synonym: belt up

For example:

  • buckle up When you're in a plane, don't forget to buckle up whenever the seatbelt sign lights up.

  • buckle up My new car won't start until everyone has buckled up.

Quick Quiz:

I was in a car accident yesterday, and if I hadn't buckled up I could have

a. been driving

b. been killed

c. been saved

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Contributor: Matt Errey