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Bend your knees when you pick up heavy objects.
We were up to our knees in mud.
She wore a black dress reaching to just above the knee.
Her knees buckled and she fell to the floor.
Shirley sat in the corner, hugging her knees.
a serious knee injury
He dropped to his knees and started praying.
The marathon brought quite a few runners to their knees.
The strike brought the government to its knees.
I stood up to speak, my knees knocking.
This is the American English definition of knee. View British English definition of knee.