knock under

knock under
(Colloq.) Submit, yield, knuckle, give up, lower one's flag, kiss the rod, lick the dust, eat humble pie, draw in one's horns.

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  • knock under — intransitive verb archaic : to admit defeat : give in : give up : yield why should we knock under and go with the stream H.D.Thoreau * * * knock under (archaic) To give in, yield • • • Main Entr …   Useful english dictionary

  • To knock under — Knock Knock (n[o^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knocked} (n[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Knocking}.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. {Knack}.] 1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knock — (n[o^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knocked} (n[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Knocking}.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. {Knack}.] 1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock — v. & n. v. 1 a tr. strike (a hard surface) with an audible sharp blow (knocked the table three times). b intr. strike, esp. a door to gain admittance (can you hear someone knocking?; knocked at the door). 2 tr. make (a hole, a dent, etc.) by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock Castle (Aberdeenshire) — Knock Castle is a ruined tower house in Aberdeenshire, north east Scotland. It is typical of the traditional type of residence of a laird, a Scottish landed gentleman. The Castle sits in a strong position on a knoll in a field on the south side… …   Wikipedia

  • Knock Knock — Studioalbum von Smog Veröffentlichung 12. Januar 1999 Label Drag City, Domino Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • knock on wood — see ↑touch wood under ↑touch • • • Main Entry: ↑knock * * * I see wood II said in order to prevent a confident statement from bringing bad luck I haven t been banned yet, knock on wood Origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock Me Down — Single par Red Hot Chili Peppers extrait de l’album Mother s Milk Sortie 1989 Durée 4:44 Genre Rock alternatif Funk rock Producteur Michael Bei …   Wikipédia en Français

  • knock-for-knock — an agreement between insurance companies that has considerable practical effects for many motorists, although not strictly speaking a legal institution. The agreement means that an insurer will, under a fully comprehensive policy, pay the losses… …   Law dictionary

  • knock the pins from under someone — If someone knocks the pins from under you, they let you down …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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