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noun [countable] knee pronunciation in American English /ni/
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    the part in the middle of your leg, where it bends
    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
    fall/drop etc. to your knees (=put your knees on the ground): He dropped to his knees and started praying.
    1. a.
      the part of a pants leg that covers your knee
      His jeans had holes in both knees.
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