knuckle under Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"knuckle under" in British English

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knuckle under

informal
phrasal verb with knuckle uk   us   /ˈnʌk.l̩/ verb
to ​accept someone's ​power over you and do what they ​tell you to do
(Definition of knuckle under from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"knuckle under" in American English

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knuckle under

infml
phrasal verb with knuckle verb
to give up ​power or ​control: The other ​side is not ​ready to ​negotiate, but we won’t knuckle under to ​theirdemands.
(Definition of knuckle under from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knuckle under”
in Chinese (Simplified) 屈服, 认输…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屈服, 認輸…
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