Definition of Knuckle down

1. Verb. Work very hard, like a slave.

Exact synonyms: Break One's Back, Buckle Down, Slave
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Slave, Slavery



Definition of Knuckle down

1. Verb. (intransitive chiefly British idiomatic) To get to work; to focus on a task. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Knuckle Down

knubbled
knubbles
knubblier
knubbling
knubbly
knubby
knubs
knuckers
knuckle
knuckle-dragger
knuckle-dragging
knuckle-duster
knuckle-dusters
knuckle-walking
knuckle down (current term)
knuckle dragger
knuckle draggers
knuckle duster
knuckle dusters
knuckle joint
knuckle pads
knuckle sandwich
knuckle sign
knuckle under
knuckleball
knuckleballed
knuckleballer
knuckleballers
knuckleballing

Literary usage of Knuckle down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sports and Pastimes of American Boys: A Guide and Text-book of Games of by Henry Chadwick (1884)
"knuckle down is a very good feat ; it consists in placing the toes against a line chalked on the floor, kneeling down and getting up again without using the ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Chimney Corner, p. 252. KNUCKLE-DOWN, v. to submit, to consent to indignity. COLL. USK. Aw shall never knuckle-down to that chap, ..."

3. Peter Parley's Annual. by William Martin (1866)
""Well, it means going closely and earnestly to your work or business; and we may be sure of this, that if we do not knuckle down earnestly and deter- ..."

4. The Bookman (1903)
"There was a Dorothy who died in 1587, and her name is graven on her tomb of that date at Bakewell Church. The same reviewer found the words "knuckle down. ..."

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