buckle in

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buckle in

To anchor or fasten oneself or another in place with a seatbelt, as in a vehicle. A noun can be used between "buckle" and "in" or after "in." Can you buckle the baby in while I put our bags in the trunk? This car is not moving until everyone is buckled in!
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buckle someone in

to attach someone securely with a vehicle's seat belts. (This includes airplane seat belts.) Don't forget to buckle the children in. Did you buckle in the children?
See also: buckle
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They rotate twice more until they have been buckled in all four seats.
3 : to bend, crumple, or give way <The pavement buckled in the heat.
When we walk up, we can see the child strapped into the seat but if you pull on the seat you can tell it's not even buckled in,'' Merrill said.
Our problem: Wally will not stay buckled in the back seat of our mini-van.
Safety advocates recommend that children who weigh between 40 pounds and 80-100 pounds or who are less than 4 feet 9 inches (57 inches) tall ride buckled in the back in a booster seat.
Police will follow vehicles as they are driven away from campuses and, if children still aren't buckled in five blocks away, officers will pull them over, Lynch said.
False latching occurs when the tongue of the seatbelt is inserted into the buckle, but the buckle does not fully engage, leaving the passenger to believe that they are buckled in when they are not.