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verb knuckle pronunciation in British English /ˈnʌk(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleknuckling
past tenseknuckled
past participleknuckled

phrasal verbs

knuckle down

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyknuckle down
he/she/itknuckles down
present participleknuckling down
past tenseknuckled down
past participleknuckled down
to start working hard, especially when you should have done this earlier
It’s time you knuckled down to some work.
Synonyms and related words

knuckle under

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyknuckle under
he/she/itknuckles under
present participleknuckling under
past tenseknuckled under
past participleknuckled under
to do what someone tells you to do
He wasn’t going to knuckle under to some woman.


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