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verb [intransitive] kneel pronunciation in British English /niːl/
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present tense
present participlekneeling
past tenseknelt
past participleknelt
  1. kneel


    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.

    1. a.
      to have one or both knees on the ground

      He was kneeling at her feet, gazing up at her.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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