- 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
How to use knee in a sentence
Stryker has what Schoenstein calls a “first-mover advantage” with its robotics-assisted surgical platform, which is used in hip and knee replacements.
Both had been listed as questionable on the injury report, Carson with a foot injury and Lockett with a knee injury.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He missed the entire 2019-20 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee during the 2019 NBA Finals.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Return to the starting position, making sure your knees don’t creep toward your chest.
Impact with a second ledge shattered his right knee and left foot, and broke every rib on his right side.
The woman who took no nonsense from a cabinet of quivering, jelly-kneed men, some of whom loved her, some of whom loathed her.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics|Tunku Varadarajan|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These statements are neither radical nor weak-kneed, as Republican questions would lead you to believe.Hagel’s Confirmation Hearings Contentious and Partisan|John Avlon|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As these weak-kneed leaders came under pressure for their practices and products, they turned psychologically inward.
He wuz right knock-kneed, an' when he walked he walked des like de flo' wuz burnin' his foots.A Little Union Scout|Joel Chandler Harris
Many a hot argument have we had about Boer and Briton; and I'm afraid he thinks me but a knock-kneed imperialist.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
Mrs. Tyler issued a statement branding Clarke as a “weak-kneed quitter,” and repudiating him entirely.The Modern Ku Klux Klan|Henry Peck Fry
The knobs on the trunk of a young pine reminded Franz strongly of knobby-kneed young Hertha Bittner.Rescue Dog of the High Pass|James Arthur Kjelgaard
I collected a regular hospital of spavined, knock-kneed beasts, and he took them from me without a word at thirty pounds apiece.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
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