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English definition of “on all fours”

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
(Definition of on all fours from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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