1. 1〔ひざがしら〕a knee
    • 彼は祭壇の前に膝をついた
    • He 「went down on his knees [knelt/《文》 genuflected] before the altar.
    • 膝を曲げる[立てる]
    • bend [draw up] one's knees
    • 膝まで水につかってしまった
    • I was knee-deep in the water.
    • 丘の斜面には雑草が膝まで生えていた
    • Weeds grew knee-high on the hillside.
    • このズボンは膝が抜けている
    • These trousers 「are threadbare at [have holes in] the knees.
  1. 2〔座ったときの腰からひざまで〕one's lap
    • 彼女は大きな包みを膝にのせていた
    • She held a big bundle on her lap.
  1. 膝が笑う〔膝ががくがくする〕
    • 一日中歩きづめで膝が笑っている
    • I've walked the whole day and my knees areabout to give way [wobbling].
  1. 膝を打つ〔考えがひらめいて〕slap one's knee [thigh]
    • そう言われてはたと膝を打った
    • When he said so, I suddenly realized that he was right.
    • 無礼講ですからどうぞ膝を崩してください
    • This is an informal gathering, so please sit comfortably.
    • 権力の前に膝を屈した
    • He bowed [yielded] to authority.
    • 彼は膝を組んで座っていた
    • He sat with his legs crossed.
  1. 膝を進める1〔近寄る〕
    • 彼の前に膝を進めた
    • I drew [slid] closer [near(er)] to him (on my knees).
  2. 膝を進める2〔乗り気になる〕
    • 彼の話に膝を進めた
    • I was drawn into his story.
    • 上役を見て,彼は膝を正した
    • When he saw his boss, he sat up properly.
    • 膝を突き合わせて相談する
    • talk a thing over face to face/talk personally ((with))/have a te^te-à-te^te ((with a person))
    • 我々は膝を交えて話し合った
    • We had a heart-to-heart talk (with each other).
  1. 膝掛け《米》 a lap robe, a throw (rug);《英》 a travelling rug
  1. 膝頭〔膝小僧〕a kneecap, a kneepan;〔膝蓋骨〕a patella;〔膝関節〕a knee joint
  1. 膝とも談合膝とも談合する consult anyone one can find
  1. 膝詰め談判膝詰め談判
    • 妻の膝枕でぐっすり眠ってしまった
    • He fell sound asleep with his head on his wife's lap.