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|present participle||knuckling down|
|past tense||knuckled down|
|past participle||knuckled down|
|present participle||knuckling under|
|past tense||knuckled under|
|past participle||knuckled under|
This is the American English definition of knuckle. View British English definition of knuckle.
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