knuckle under
knuckle under knuc`kle un"der, v. i. To yield; to submit; -- usually used with to. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • knuckle under — (to (someone/something)) to accept unwillingly what someone or something demands. We want to reach an agreement, but we won t knuckle under to their demands. Related vocabulary: give in to someone/something …   New idioms dictionary

  • knuckle under — index succumb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • knuckle under — verb consent reluctantly (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑yield, ↑give in, ↑succumb, ↑buckle under • Derivationally related forms: ↑yielding (for: ↑yield) …   Useful english dictionary

  • knuckle under — v. (D; intr.) ( to submit ) to knuckle under to (to knuckle under to an aggressor) * * * (D; intr.) ( to submit ) to knuckle under to (to knuckle under to an aggressor) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • knuckle under — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms knuckle under : present tense I/you/we/they knuckle under he/she/it knuckles under present participle knuckling under past tense knuckled under past participle knuckled under informal to do what someone… …   English dictionary

  • knuckle under — PHRASAL VERB If you knuckle under, you do what someone else tells you to do or what a situation forces you to do, because you realize that you have no choice. [INFORMAL] [V P] It is arguable whether the rebels will knuckle under... [V P to n] The …   English dictionary

  • 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 under — verb To yield or cooperate when pressured or forced to do so. Nothing shall induce me! he said. . . . The man is a ruffian. I wont knuckle under to him! Syn: fall in line …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

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