- the junction of the top and either of the uprights of a bent.
- a curved member for reinforcing the junction of two pieces meeting at an angle.
Idioms about knee
- in a supplicatory position or manner: I came to him on my knees for the money.
- in a desperate or declining condition: The country's economy is on its knees.
Origin of knee
Words nearby knee
How to use knee in a sentence
Instead, the team took MRI scans of patients’ knees and simulated the process of what a faster imaging process would have created by stripping some of the raw data out, and then used AI to knit that data into a complete picture.Artificial intelligence creates better, faster MRI scans|Rob Verger|September 4, 2020|Popular-Science
For coach Brad Stevens, the answer should be found by turning him loose in a simple sequence that has brought opponents to their knees all season.Give Boston’s Kemba Walker A Double Pick And Watch Him Work|Michael Pina|August 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
“Again, not outrageous miniskirts—you know, like a couple of inches above her knees, not crazy,” Roberts says.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves|radmarya|August 29, 2020|Fortune
The proverbial knee, of course, is the one that remained on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
Its height extends from a batter’s knees to the middle of his chest.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball|Kathryn Hulick|August 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Do you think of power suits for men and knee-covering skirts for women?Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not a knee-jerk response to a sudden perceived threat.
This whole thing about a black-and-white culture of knee-jerk reactions is reinforced by television.James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video|William O’Connor|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He started Spinal Solutions in 1999 and launched a firm selling knee and hip implants three years later.
At 15, she developed iliotibial band syndrome, injuring her knee, and had to surrender her dream.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That his friend had withdrawn, was a pledge of his pacific wishes; and, with a lightened countenance, Louis rose from his knee.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
To drop on one knee and level his piece was the work of an instant, but unfortunately he snapped a dry twig in doing so.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Her left knee was supported on pillows, and the bed-clothes were raised away from it, for it could tolerate no weight whatever.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
With a low moan her head sunk upon the old man's knee, and she shook and trembled with violent emotion.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
As the expression, "every knee shall bow to me," cannot be confined to that alone, so neither can that which immediately follows.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for knee
- the area surrounding and above this joint
- (modifier) reaching or covering the kneeknee breeches; knee socks
Word Origin for knee
Medical definitions for knee
Other Idioms and Phrases with knee
In addition to the idiom beginning with knee
, also see
- bring to one's knees
- on bended knee