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Phrasal Verbs: Buckle

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The farmers had to buckle down to hard work during the sowing season.
B
The farmers had to buckle around to hard work during the sowing season.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buckle down’. Buckle down means ‘start working hard, apply yourself.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The juniors buckled to the pressure of their peers.
B
The juniors buckled under the pressure of their peers.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buckle under’. Buckle under means ‘Accept something under pressure, against your will.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
It is safer to buckle by when sitting in the car.
B
It is safer to buckle up when sitting in the car.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘Buckle up’. Buckle up means ‘Fasten a seatbelt.’
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