- 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.
verb (used with object), kneed, knee·ing.
verb (used without object), kneed, knee·ing.
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences from the Web for kneed
I am willing to come & if you kneed any more labor I am sufficient to bring them.
Then for several minutes I was kicked about the room—struck, kneed and choked.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
I'd have banged at him, though John Cross himself, and all his flock, stood by and kneed it to prevent me.Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms
He rolled over quickly, so that the latter, throwing himself heavily on top of him, kneed his partner instead of Jack.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
Weak- kneed, he passed a trembling hand over his incredulous eyes; with the courage of despair, he feebly pinched himself.The Green Mouse|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for kneed
- the area surrounding and above this joint
- (modifier) reaching or covering the kneeknee breeches; knee socks
verb knees, kneeing or kneed
Word Origin for knee
Medical definitions for kneed
Idioms and Phrases with kneed
In addition to the idiom beginning with knee
, also see
- bring to one's knees
- on bended knee