knee

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Synonyms for knee

hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped

the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee

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This season is dying a slow agonising death: abject surrender in Europe, no Premiership goals in the last four matches, four defeats in half-a-dozen PL outings bowing the knee to such quality big hitters as Fulham, Wigan, Charlton and now Man City.
The Pars, who raced into a two-goal lead before bowing the knee to Rangers at East End Park on Wednesday, had won five and drawn two of their previous seven starts.
He has blunted the attacks of his domestic enemies, mainly old-time Communists, who were accusing him of bowing the knee to NATO.
It would be no surprise if they gave United a scare or two before bowing the knee.
He won 10 straight Dunhill Cup matches at St Andrews before finally bowing the knee and ran a fine 10th in the Open at Carnoustie.