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knuckle under

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1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure
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say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge)

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2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
  • The remote outpost was overrun and forced to knuckle under.
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