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Meaning of “on all fours” in the English Dictionary

"on all fours" in British English

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on all fours

with ​yourhands and ​knees on the ​ground: You'll have to get down on all ​fours to ​clean behind the ​toilet.
(Definition of on all fours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on all fours" in American English

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on all fours

having both ​knees and ​hands on the ​ground: Shirelle was on all fours, ​looking for her ​contactlens.
(Definition of on all fours from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on all fours”
in Chinese (Simplified) 趴在地上,匍匐着…
in Turkish elleriyle dizleri üzerinde…
in Russian на четвереньках…
in Chinese (Traditional) 趴在地上,匍匐著…
in Polish na czworakach…
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