To knuckle to
Knuckle Knuc"kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knuckled};; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knuckling}.] To yield; to submit; -- used with down, to, or under. [1913 Webster]

{To knuckle to}. (a) To submit to in a contest; to yield to. [Colloq.] See {To knock under}, under {Knock}, v. i. (b) To apply one's self vigorously or earnestly to; as, to knuckle to work. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Knuckle — Knuc kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knuckled};; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knuckling}.] To yield; to submit; used with down, to, or under. [1913 Webster] {To knuckle to}. (a) To submit to in a contest; to yield to. [Colloq.] See {To knock under}, under {Knock} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • knuckle under — knuc kle un der, v. i. To yield; to submit; usually used with to. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knuckle (disambiguation) — A knuckle is a joint on the hand.It may also refer to: *Knuckle (shipbuilding), a mechanism where the round projecting part of a hinge through which the pin is run, and in shipbuilding to an acute angle on some of the timbers. *Brass knuckles, a… …   Wikipedia

  • knuckle under — {v. phr.} To do something because you are forced to do it. * /Bobby refused to knuckle under to the bully./ Compare: GIVE IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knuckle under — {v. phr.} To do something because you are forced to do it. * /Bobby refused to knuckle under to the bully./ Compare: GIVE IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Knuckle — Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knuckle duster — Knuckle Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knuckle joint — Knuckle Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knuckle of veal — Knuckle Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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