someone's knees are knocking

Definition of someone's knees are knocking

informal
used to say that a person's knees are shaking from nervousness or fear
  • Her knees were knocking in terror.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

knee play knees
  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

knock play knocking
  1. : to strike something with a sharp blow

  2. : to collide with something

  3. : bustle

  1. : a sharp blow : rap, hit

  2. : a severe misfortune or hardship

  3. : setback, reversal


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