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2 definitions found
 for on all fours
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  All fours \All` fours"\ [formerly, All` four".]
     All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of
     a person.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To be, go, or run, on all fours (Fig.), to be on the
        same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in
        all the circumstances to be considered. "This example is
        on all fours with the other." "No simile can go on all
        fours." --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  on all fours
      adv 1: on hands and knees; "he got down on all fours to play
             with his grandson"

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