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on one's hands and knees

Definition of on one's hands and knees

  1. :  with one's hands and knees on the ground :  in a crawling position <She went down on her hands and knees.>



Word by Word Definitions

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl

kneeplay knees
  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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