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Inflections of ' ' ( knuckle ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) knuckles v 3rd person singular knuckling v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." knuckled v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." knuckled v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English- Chinese Dictionary © 2020:
knuckle n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. usually plural (finger joint) 指节 zhǐ jié
指关节 zhǐ guān jié
Sean punched the bag so hard that he split his knuckles.
knuckle n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cut of meat) ( 猪牛羊的) 肘子
A knuckle of ham is best cooked slowly to retain its tenderness.
knuckle [sth] ⇒ vtr transitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, " Say something." "She found the cat." (push a knuckle into) 用指关节敲打
Tim knuckled his shoulder to try to loosen the muscle. WordReference English- Chinese Dictionary © 2020:
knuckle down vi phrasal phrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang (apply yourself to a task) 努力 nǔ lì
You had better start knuckling down in school, or you'll never graduate.
knuckle down to [sth] vi phrasal + prep slang (apply yourself) 埋头工作 mái tóu gōng zuò
埋头苦干 mái tóu kǔ gàn
We don't have much time for this project. We'd better knuckle down to work. WordReference English- Chinese Dictionary © 2020:
close to the knuckle expr expression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." UK, figurative (potentially offensive) ( 比喻义) 赤裸裸的 chì luǒ luǒ de
knuckle of ham n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pork joint) 猪肘 zhū zhǒu
猪蹄 zhū tí
A knuckle of ham is best cooked slowly to keep the meat tender.
knuckleduster, knuckle-duster n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. often plural (weapon worn on the fingers) ( 一种戴在手指上的武器) 指节铜套，指节铜环（套）
white-knuckle adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (frightening) 惊险的，紧张刺激的
Collins Chinese Dictionary Plus (3rd edition), 2011:
kāishǐ rènzhēn gōngzuò to knuckle down to sth 埋头(頭)做某事 máitóu zuò mǒushì knuckle under