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    to buckle

    In an interview to TOI on Monday, Nitish said he is getting least cooperation from the UPA government at the Centre. "If the Centre helps us, Bihar will become a developed state very soon," he said. "But," he added, "the Centre wants Bihar to buckle and not progress."

    Nitish said: "I am not accusing the Centre and using harsh words unnecessarily. But I am telling you the Centre is putting unwarranted obstacles in the path of development."

    Source : Centre wants to keep Bihar poor: CM - Patna - City - The Times of India

    Please tell me the meaning of "buckle" in this context.

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    Re: to buckle

    In this context, to buckle means to give way under pressure. The ground buckles when there is an earthquake.

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