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
2 : knee-high

First Known Use of knee-deep

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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KNEE-DEEP Defined for English Language Learners

knee-deep

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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