knuckle under

verb
knuckled under; knuckling under; knuckles under

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Synonyms & Antonyms for knuckle under

Synonyms

blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Antonyms

resist

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Examples of knuckle under in a Sentence

encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure the remote outpost was overrun and forced to knuckle under

First Known Use of knuckle under

1869, in the meaning defined above

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