drop/fall/sank to one's knees

Definition of drop/fall/sank to one's knees

  1. :  to kneel down She dropped/fell/sank to her knees and begged for forgiveness.

Word by Word Definitions

dropplay
  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

fallplay
  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

sank
  1. : past tense ofsink

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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