Definition of on one's hands and knees
- She went down on her hands and knees.
: 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 lead, guide, or assist with the hand
: 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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