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knuckle

1 noun ANAT finger jointalt masc1  c m uknuckle bone cnámh an ailtknuckle joint ailtín to crack your knuckles smeach a bhaint as do chuid alt 2 noun ZOOL animal's leg joint alt masc1  c m u
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3 (also knuckle joint) noun FOOD joint of meatalt masc1  c m u
phrasal verbs

knuckle down

(v + adv) INTRANSITIVEI had to knuckle down and write a tune bhí orm luí isteach air agus fonn a scríobhit's time you knuckled down to your homework is mithid duit cromadh ar d'obair bhaile, tá sé thar am agat d'intinn a chur le d'obair bhaile

knuckle under

(v + adv) INTRANSITIVEgéill verb  c m uthey weren't willing to knuckle under to England ní raibh siad sásta géilleadh do Shasana
phrases

near the knuckle

informal to be near the knuckle dul thar cailc, bheith gar don chnámh, bheith i ngaireacht don chnámh

a rap on the knuckles

(also

a rap over the knuckles

) achasánsciolladhshe got a rap on the knuckles for being late tugadh achasán di as bheith mall, tugadh sciolladh teanga di faoi bheith deireanach

to rap sb on the knuckles

(also

to rap sb over the knuckles

, to rap sb's knuckles

) achasán a thabhairt do dhuinean sodar a bhaint as duinean sodar a bhaint de dhuinemúineadh a chur ar dhuine I had my knuckles rapped fuair mé liobar den teanga