knuckle down
intransitive verb Date: circa 1864 to apply oneself earnestly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • knuckle down — ► knuckle down 1) apply oneself seriously to a task. 2) (also knuckle under) submit. Main Entry: ↑knuckle …   English terms dictionary

  • knuckle down — verb work very hard, like a slave • Syn: ↑slave, ↑break one s back, ↑buckle down • Derivationally related forms: ↑slave (for: ↑slave), ↑slavery ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • knuckle down — v. (D; intr.) to knuckle down to (to knuckle down to work) * * * [ nʌk(ə)l daʊn] (D;intr.) to knuckle down to (to knuckle down to work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • knuckle down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms knuckle down : present tense I/you/we/they knuckle down he/she/it knuckles down present participle knuckling down past tense knuckled down past participle knuckled down informal to start working hard,… …   English dictionary

  • knuckle down — PHRASAL VERB If someone knuckles down, they begin to work or study very hard, especially after a period when they have done very little work. [INFORMAL] [V P] The only thing to do was knuckle down and get on with some serious hard work... [V P to …   English dictionary

  • knuckle\ down — • buckle down • knuckle down v To give complete attention (to an effort or job); attend. They chatted idly for a few moments then each buckled down to work. Jim was fooling instead of studying; so his father told him to buckle down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • knuckle down — to work hard. You re going to have to knuckle down to improve your grades if you want to get into a good college. Volunteers really knuckled down and cleaned up the town after the storm …   New idioms dictionary

  • knuckle down — verb To get to work; to focus on a task. You should knuckle down and do your homework! …   Wiktionary

  • knuckle down — work harder, achieve more    If you knuckle down and study, you can pass this exam …   English idioms

  • knuckle down — begin to work earnestly I think it is time that we knuckle down and finally finish this project …   Idioms and examples

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