- 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
Example sentences from the Web for knee
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His arthritic knees are at their worst, despite the endless shots of painkiller.
A doctor comes to his house and gives him shots of cortisone to calm the arthritic pain in his knees.
I made my way, on hands and knees, to a bed near the dictating voice.
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
Upon his knees then, he lingered, while I rained blow after blow upon his upturned face.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
Aristide clambered back to his seat, took the child on his knees, and commiserated it profoundly.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for knee
- 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 knee
Idioms and Phrases with knee
In addition to the idiom beginning with knee
, also see
- bring to one's knees
- on bended knee