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English definition of “kneel”

kneel

verb [I]     /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 .Sitting and standing
(Definition of kneel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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