Thesaurus

knuckles under

verb
present tense third-person singular of knuckle under

Synonyms & Antonyms of knuckles under

1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure

Synonyms for knuckles under

Words Related to knuckles under

Phrases Synonymous with knuckles under

Near Antonyms for knuckles under

Antonyms for knuckles under

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

Synonyms for knuckles under

Words Related to knuckles under

Near Antonyms for knuckles under

Antonyms for knuckles under

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about knuckles under

Cite this Entry

“Knuckles under.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knuckles%20under. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Comments on knuckles under

What made you want to look up knuckles under? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!