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Knuckle under   /nˈəkəl ˈəndər/   Listen
Knuckle under

Consent reluctantly.  Synonyms: buckle under, give in, succumb, yield.

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"Knuckle under" Quotes from Famous Books

... temper if made to take off his hat to one perhaps below him in social station, or if he sulks when tossed in a blanket—such a lad, in after life, is very apt to do the same thing when he has to knuckle under to a business rival, or to go into a passion when he receives the hard knocks of life. So, then, hazing, if not carried to extremes, has its uses in adversity, and Andy had sense enough to realize this. So he was ready ...
— Andy at Yale - The Great Quadrangle Mystery • Roy Eliot Stokes

Words linked to "Knuckle under" :   go for, accede, succumb, accept, consent, submit, buckle under, defer, give in, bow

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