knee-deep

adjective \ ˈnē-ˈdēp \

Definition of knee-deep

1 a :sunk to the knees
  • knee-deep in mud
b :deeply engaged or occupied
  • knee-deep in work

First Known Use of knee-deep

15th century


KNEE-DEEP Defined for English Language Learners

knee-deep

adjective

Definition of knee-deep for English Language Learners

  • : reaching as high as your knees

  • : standing in something that reaches your knees


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