English version

kneel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkneelkneel /niːl/ ●●○ (also kneel down) verb (past tense and past participle knelt /nelt/ or kneeled American English) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 BENDto 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.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
kneel• An old woman was kneeling at the altar, her hands clasping a rosary.• Grandpa knelt down and lifted the little girl into his arms.• You'll need to bring a small mat to kneel on.• He told them to kneel, then began to say a prayer.
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Verb table
kneel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykneel
he, she, itkneels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykneltkneeled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave knelt
he, she, ithas knelt
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad knelt
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill kneel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have knelt
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam kneeling
he, she, itis kneeling
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you, we, theyare kneeling
Past
I, he, she, itwas kneeling
you, we, theywere kneeling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been kneeling
he, she, ithas been kneeling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been kneeling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be kneeling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been kneeling
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