(to) bring someone to its/his knees là gì? knee là gì?

(to) bring someone to its/his knees

hủy diệt, đánh bại ai đó/ bắt ai phải đầu hàng

(to) bring someone to its/his knees

Conventional weapons are becoming increasingly powerful, causing fears among some that the next world war could bring humanity to its knees.

Vũ khí thông thường đang ngày càng trở nên mạnh mẽ, khiến một số người lo sợ rằng cuộc chiến tranh thế giới tiếp theo có thể đưa nhân loại đến bước hủy diệt

knee là gì?

knee /ni:/

  • danh từ
    • đầu gối
      • up to one’s knee: đến tận đầu gối
    • chỗ đầu gối quần
      • the trousers bulge at the knees: quần phồng ra ở chỗ đầu gối
    • (kỹ thuật) khuỷu, khớp xoay
    • chân quỳ hình thước thợ ((cũng) knee bracket); thanh (sắt, gỗ) uốn gãy góc
    • to bend the knee to somebody
      • quỳ gối trước ai
    • to bow the knee before somebody
      • chịu phục tùng ai, chịu khuất phục trước người nào
    • to bring someone to his knees
      • bắt ai phải quỳ gối, bắt ai phải đầu hàng
    • to get ogg one’s knees
      • đứng dậy (sau khi quỳ)
    • to give (offer) a knee to somebody
      • giúp đỡ ai, phụ tá ai
    • (thể dục,thể thao) đỡ (một võ sĩ quyền Anh) cho quỳ xuống giữa hai hiệp đấu
    • to go on one’s knees
      • quỳ gối
    • to go on one’s knees to somebody
      • quỳ gối trước ai, quỵ luỵ ai, van nài ai
    • on one’s knees
      • quỳ gối, quỵ luỵ, van nài, hạ mình
    • on hands and knees
      • bỏ
    • it is on the knees of the gods
      • còn chưa rõ, chưa biết, chưa chắc chắn
  • ngoại động từ
    • hích bằng đầu gối, đụng bằng đầu gối
    • làm chắc (khung…) bằng sắt thước thợ
    • (thông tục) làm phồng (quần) ở chỗ đầu gối
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Từ điển Collocation

knee noun

ADJ. 

  • bony | bare | bent | drawn-up I rested my chin on my drawn-up knees.
  • arthritic, bad, dodgy, injured, stiff, troublesome, twisted

VERB + KNEE 

  • bend | straighten | draw up | hug He hugged his knees to keep warm.
  • drop (down) on, drop to, fall on/to, go down on, sink to He went down on his knees and begged for forgiveness. 
  • sit on She sat on her father’s knee (= lap) while he read her a story.
  • sprain, twist | graze, skin | slap He slapped his knee as he rocked with laughter.
  • pat He patted her knee reassuringly.

KNEE + VERB 

  • buckle, give way Suddenly her knees buckled and she fell to the floor.
  • knock, shake, tremble

KNEE + NOUN 

injury, problem, trouble | operation, surgery | joint, ligament | socks | pad

PREP. 

  • above the ~, across your ~s She had a blanket draped across her knees. 
  • at sb’s ~ The children had learnt these stories at their mother’s knee.
  • below the ~ His leg was missing below the knee.
  • between your ~s If you hear the crash-landing warning, put your head between your knees. | in your ~ He’s snapped a ligament in his knee.
  • on one ~ I went down on one knee to plug in the vacuum cleaner.
  • on your ~ I balanced the pile of books on my knees. He was on his knees, searching for the missing spring.
  • to your ~s The blow knocked him to his knees.

PHRASES 

  • bring sth to its knees (figurative) The fuel shortage brought the country to its knees within weeks.
  • on bended knee (figurative) She would ask for a rise, but would not beg for one on bended knee.
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