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on all fours

with your hands and knees on the ground: I got down on all fours and crawled over to the door.Sitting and standingMoving on your hands and legs or on your stomach
Translations of “on all fours”
in Chinese (Traditional) 趴在地上,匍匐著…
in Russian на четвереньках…
in Turkish elleriyle dizleri üzerinde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 趴在地上,匍匐着…
in Polish na czworakach…
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