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kneelverb [I]

uk   /niːl/  us   /niːl/ (knelt or kneeled, knelt or kneeled)
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kneelverb [I]

 us   /nil/ (past tense and past participle knelt  /nelt/ or 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)
Translations of “kneel”
in Korean 무릎을 꿇다…
in Arabic يَجْثو…
in Malaysian melutut…
in French s’agenouiller…
in Russian опускаться на колени, стоять на коленях…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跪(下)…
in Italian inginocchiarsi…
in Turkish diz çökmek…
in Polish klęczeć, uklęknąć…
in Spanish arrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas…
in Vietnamese quỳ xuống…
in Portuguese ajoelhar-se…
in Thai คุกเข่า…
in German knien…
in Catalan agenollar-se…
in Japanese (人)がひざまずく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跪(下)…
in Indonesian berlutut…
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