knuckle under

verb
knuckled under; knuckling under; knuckles under

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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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The first known use of knuckle under was in 1869

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“Knuckle under.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knuckle%20under. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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