Definitions for knee-deep

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. reaching the knees:

    knee-deep mud.

  2. submerged or covered up to the knees:

    knee-deep in water.

  3. deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved:

    knee-deep in trouble.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ankle-deep, knee-deep(adverb)

    coming only to the ankle or knee

  2. knee-deep, knee-high(adverb)

    up to the knees

    "we were standing knee-deep in the water"


  1. knee-deep(Adjective)

    Reaching up to the knees.

  2. knee-deep(Adjective)

    Submerged to the knees.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knee-deep(adj)

    rising to the knees; knee-high; as, water or snow knee-deep

  2. Knee-deep(adj)

    sunk to the knees; as, men knee-deep in water

Translations for knee-deep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


reaching up to, or covered up to, one's knees

knee-deep water; He is knee-deep in water.

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