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kneel

[ neel ]
/ nil /
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verb (used without object), knelt [nelt] /nɛlt/ or kneeled, kneel·ing.

to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.

noun

the action or position of kneeling.

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Origin of kneel

First recorded before 1000; Middle English knelen, Old English cnēowlian (cognate with Low German knelen, Dutch knielen ). See knee, -le
kneel·ing·ly, adverbun·kneel·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kneel

kneel
/ (niːl) /

verb kneels, kneeling, knelt or kneeled

(intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees

noun

the act or position of kneeling
kneeler, noun
Old English cnēowlian; see knee
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