"on all fours" meaning in English

Adverb

Audio: En-au-on all fours.ogg [Australia]
  1. On one's hands and knees. Tags: idiomatic, not-comparable Categories: English idioms
  2. In a manner which is similar in nature or effect to something else; consistently. Tags: followed by "with", idiomatic, not-comparable, often Categories: English idioms
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: on all-fours Related terms: all fours, quadrupedal, quadrupedally Translations (on hands and knees): lau hankan (Basque), de quatre grapes (Catalan), a quatre grapes (Catalan), kvargambe (Esperanto), neljakäpakil (Estonian), nelinkontin (Finnish), kontallaan (Finnish), à quatre pattes (French), auf allen vieren (German), στα τέσσερα (sta téssera) (Greek), négykézláb (Hungarian), á fjórum fótum (Icelandic), carponi (Italian), a quattro piedi (Italian), gattoni (Italian), a quattro zampe (Italian), 四つん這いで (yotsunbai de) (Japanese), 四つんばいで (yotsunbai de) (Japanese), quadrupēs (Latin), 四肢著地 (Mandarin), 四肢着地 (sìzhī zháodì, sìzhī zhuódì) (Mandarin), pekewhā (Maori), på alle fire (Norwegian Bokmål), på alle fire (Norwegian Nynorsk), na czworakach (Polish), de quatro (Portuguese), în patru labe (Romanian), на четвере́ньках (na četverénʹkax) (Russian), на кара́чках (na karáčkax) (Russian), четверо̀ношке̄ [Cyrillic] (Serbo-Croatian), četverònoškē [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), a cuatro patas (Spanish), a veinte uñas (english: referring to sex position) [vulgar] (Spanish), på alla fyra (Swedish), a fyrom-fotom (Westrobothnian)

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