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verb [intransitive] kneel pronunciation in British English /niːl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theykneel
he/she/itkneels
present participlekneeling
past tenseknelt
past participleknelt
  1. kneel

    or

    kneel down

    to put one or both knees on the ground
    She knelt in front of the fire to warm herself.
    I knelt down on the floor beside her.
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    1. a.
      to have one or both knees on the ground
      He was kneeling at her feet, gazing up at her.
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