Meaning of “kneel” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “kneel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kneelverb [ I ]

us /nil/ past tense and past participle knelt /nelt/ kneeled

to go down into, or stay in, a position where one or both knees are on the ground:

She knelt down to look under the bed for her doll.
Gibbons kneeled next to the plant and started digging.

(Definition of “kneel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)