Definition of learn (something) at one's mother's knee
- I learned to speak French at my mother's knee.
: to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience
: to come to be able
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella
: the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee
: the carpal joint of the foreleg of a four-footed vertebrate
: to strike with the knee
: to bend the knee to
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