Knuckling
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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

  • Knuckled — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knuckle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English knokel; akin to Middle High German knöchel knuckle Date: 14th century 1. a. the rounded prominence formed by the ends of the two adjacent bones at a joint used especially of those at the joints of the fingers b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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