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knuckle

knuck·le

knuckle

 
 
pronunciation:
nuh kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
knuckle down, knuckle under
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of the rounded joints of a finger, esp. the joint that connects the finger to the hand.
definition 2: an animal's leg joint and the meat attached to it, used as food.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knuckled, knuckles, knuckling
definition 1: to hit, push, or stroke with the knuckles.
definition 2: to shoot (a marble) with the forefinger and thumb.
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phrase: knuckle down
phrase: knuckle under
derivation: knuckly (adj.)