on one's hands and knees
Definition of on one's hands and knees
: with one's hands and knees on the ground : in a crawling position She went down on her hands and knees.
Word by Word Definitions
: the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization
: a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to deal with
: a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella
: the part of the leg that includes this joint
: the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee
: to strike with the knee
: to bend the knee to
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