Phrasal Verbs

knuckle down

This page is about the phrasal verb knuckle down



If you knuckle down, you start to take your work or your task seriously and do it properly.

For example

  • knuckle down The exams start next month, so I guess it's time I knuckled down and studied a bit harder.

  • knuckle down If Sammy wants to lose weight, he'll have to knuckle down and start exercising more at the gym.

Quick Quiz

It's time we knuckled down and

a. went to bed

b. worked harder

c. watched TV

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