knuckle under

verb

Definition of knuckle under

Examples of knuckle under in a Sentence

  1. encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure

  2. the remote outpost was overrun and forced to knuckle under

First Known Use of knuckle under

1869

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knuckle under Synonyms

Antonyms

resist;

Related Words

acquiesce;

defer;

Phrases

say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge);



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