knuckle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnʌkəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnʌkəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nukəl)


Inflections of 'knuckle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
knuckles
v 3rd person singular
knuckling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
knuckled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
knuckled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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knuckle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. knuckle down to [work, business, studying]
  2. knuckle down for the [meeting, exam, test]
  3. knuckle down and [get started, finish] with
  4. the [children, students] knuckled down
  5. knuckle down for [a while, an hour]
  6. UK: [she, the defender, the challenger] knuckled under
  7. knuckled him in the [face, jaw, cheek]
  8. knuckled her [forehead, shoulders]
  9. knuckled her [sore, aching, painful] [forehead]
  10. knuckled the [pain, affected area]
  11. knuckled (his forehead) to [ease, soothe, get rid of] the pain
n
  1. a knuckle of [pork, veal, beef]
  2. rapped the [child, boy, girl, student] on the knuckles
  3. [tapped, knocked] on the [desk, door] with her knuckles
  4. cracked her knuckles
  5. hate the sound of cracking knuckles
  6. bit her knuckles in [shock, fear, frustration]
  7. the knuckle of my [index, little, ring] finger
n as adj
  1. go on a white-knuckle ride
  2. was wearing knuckle [breakers, dusters]
  3. bare-knuckle [boxing, fighting, fighters]
  4. slang: gave him a knuckle sandwich!
  5. UK, slang, sexually explicit: was having a five-knuckle shuffle
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