Know Your Next Word : knee

23. knee :

noun & verb :

1. Anatomy : the joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia and is protected by the patella; the central area of the leg between the thigh and the lower leg

2. Zoology : the corresponding joint or region in the hind leg of a quadruped

3. the junction of the top and either of the uprights of a bent

4. to go down on the knees

usage :

  • The speaker cut the heckler off at the knees.

  • I came to him on my knees for the money.

  • The country's economy is on its knees.

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