knee-deep

adjective
\ ˈnē-ˈdēp How to pronounce knee-deep (audio) \

Definition of knee-deep

1a : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Knee-deep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knee-deep. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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knee-deep

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English Language Learners Definition of knee-deep

: reaching as high as your knees
: standing in something that reaches your knees

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