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kneel

verb [I] uk   us   /niːl/ (knelt or kneeled, knelt or kneeled)
B2 to go down into, or stay in, a position where one or both knees are on the ground: She knelt (down) beside the child. He knelt in front of the altar and prayed.
Translations of “kneel”
in Arabic يَجْثو…
in Korean 무릎을 꿇다…
in Malaysian melutut…
in French s’agenouiller…
in Turkish diz çökmek…
in Italian inginocchiarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跪(下)…
in Russian опускаться на колени, стоять на коленях…
in Polish klęczeć, uklęknąć…
in Vietnamese quỳ xuống…
in Spanish arrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas…
in Portuguese ajoelhar-se…
in Thai คุกเข่า…
in German knien…
in Catalan agenollar-se…
in Japanese (人)がひざまずく…
in Indonesian berlutut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跪(下)…
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