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Language: Old English
Origin: cneowlian

kneel

verb
     
kneel
kneel also kneel down past tense and past participle knelt also kneeled American English [intransitive]
to be in or move into a position where your body is resting on your knees:
Tom knelt down and patted the dog.
kneel on
She knelt on the floor and put more wood on the fire.

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