a physical exercise in which a person starts from an erect position, moves to a squatting position, and returns to the original position without using the hands to support the body.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of knee bend
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby knee bend
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