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knee

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noun
verb (used with object), kneed, knee·ing.
to strike or touch with the knee.
to secure (a structure, as a bent) with a knee.
verb (used without object), kneed, knee·ing.
Obsolete. to go down on the knees; kneel.
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Idioms about knee

Origin of knee

First recorded before 900; Middle English kne, cne, knei, cneo, Old English cnēo(w); cognate with German Knie, Dutch knie, Old Norse knē, Gothic kniu, Latin genu, Greek góny, Sanskrit jānu, Hittite genu, all meaning “knee”
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British Dictionary definitions for knee

knee
/ (niː) /

noun
verb knees, kneeing or kneed
(tr) to strike, nudge, or push with the knee

Word Origin for knee

Old English cnēow; compare Old High German kneo, Old Norse knē, Latin genu
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