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"knee" in British English

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kneenoun [C]

uk   us   /niː/
B1 the ​middle joint of the ​leg that ​allows the ​leg to ​bend: The ​baby was ​crawling around on ​its hands and knees. He got/went down on his knees (= got into a ​position where his knees were on the ​ground) in ​front of the ​altar. She took the ​child and ​sat it on her knee (= on the ​part of the ​leg above the knee when ​sitting down). the ​part of a ​piece of ​clothing that ​covers the knee: She was ​wearing an ​oldpair of ​trousers with ​rips at the knees.

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kneeverb [T]

uk   us   /niː/
(Definition of knee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kneenoun [C]

 us   /ni/
the ​middlejoint of the ​leg: I ​stood in the ​water up to my knees. He got down on his ​hands and knees to ​look for his ​contactlens.
(Definition of knee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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