Definition of 'knee'
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Lie on your back with your knees to the chest and head off the floor. The Sun (2017)Push your hips back and bend your knees until you are as low as you can go. The Sun (2016)Do not allow the front knee to pass over your toes. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She has needed two ankle operations and suffered a knee injury. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rest on your right elbow positioned under your shoulder and lift your hips and knees off the floor. The Sun (2016)Hundreds of thousands of patients who would stay overnight for procedures such as hip ops and knee replacements face delays. The Sun (2016)They found that the knees and ankles of the top 100m sprinters were the most symmetrical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lift your left foot off the floor and bend at the knee, bringing it under the body to reach towards your right arm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The petrol was flowing over my left leg, but I managed to put my left knee over the hole in the petrol tank. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His damaged knee is badly swollen and he is unable to bend it fully. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Losing excess body weight is more likely to help improve hip and knee joint health. The Sun (2015)One officer hurt his leg and knee and the other his shoulder. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Step forwards with your left leg about two feet and lower your right knee to the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The goal is not to touch your knees on the floor. The Sun (2013)Still the saint refused to bow the knee. Christianity Today (2000)Now extend your right arm as far as it will go while bringing your left knee in. The Sun (2013)Sit down a little so the right knee bends more. The Sun (2014)Do not allow the front knee to pass over your toes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Like shuttles they shot straight through the building at knee or ankle height. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)The striker is nursing a knee injury and may have to go under the knife. The Sun (2015)He puts his hand on my knee. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They knee your groin with switches of play. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Bend right knee and lower left hand toward right foot. The Sun (2006)He was an early pioneer and became an expert in hip and knee replacement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To make matters worse a stewardess rammed his damaged knee with her drinks cart on the flight back. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'knee'
British English: knee /niː/ NOUN
Your knee is the place where your leg bends.
The snow was up to his knees.
- American English: knee
- Arabic: رُكْبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: joelho
- Chinese: 膝盖
- Croatian: koljeno
- Czech: koleno
- Danish: knæ
- Dutch: knie
- European Spanish: rodilla
- Finnish: polvi
- French: genou
- German: Knie
- Greek: γόνατο
- Italian: ginocchio
- Japanese: ひざ
- Korean: 무릎
- Norwegian: kne
- Polish: kolano
- European Portuguese: joelho
- Romanian: genunchi
- Russian: колено
- Spanish: rodilla
- Swedish: knä
- Thai: เข่า
- Turkish: diz
- Ukrainian: коліно
- Vietnamese: đầu gối
British English: knee VERB
If you knee someone, you hit them using your knee.
Ian kneed him in the groin.
- American English: knee
- Brazilian Portuguese: desferir uma joelhada
- Chinese: 用膝盖撞击
- European Spanish: dar un rodillazo
- French: donner un coup de genou à
- German: mit dem Knie stoßen
- Italian: dare una ginocchiata a
- Japanese: ひざげりを食わす
- Korean: 무릎으로 치다
- European Portuguese: desferir uma joelhada
- Spanish: dar un rodillazo
Definition of knee from the Collins English Dictionary
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