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on bended knee

Definition of on bended knee

  1. :  in a kneeling position :  in the position of someone who is kneeling on one knee <He proposed to her on bended knee.> —sometimes used figuratively to indicate supplication <He was forced to ask for their help on bended knee.>



Word by Word Definitions

bendplay bended
  1. :  to constrain or strain to tension by curving

    :  to turn or force from straight or even to curved or angular

    :  to force from a proper shape

  1. :  the act or process of bending :  the state of being bent

    : :  something that is bent: as

    :  a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)

  1. :  a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief to the sinister base on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

    :  a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to some object

kneeplay
  1. :  a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella

    :  the part of the leg that includes this joint

    :  the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee

  1. :  to bend the knee to

    :  to strike with the knee


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