on bended knee

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on bended knee

: in a kneeling position : in the position of someone who is kneeling on one knee
  • He proposed to her on bended knee.
sometimes used figuratively to indicate supplication
  • He was forced to ask for their help on bended knee.

Word by Word Definitions

knee play
  1. : a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella

  2. : the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee

  3. : the carpal joint of the foreleg of a four-footed vertebrate

  1. : to strike with the knee

  2. : to bend the knee to


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