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kneel

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verb \ˈnēl\

Simple Definition of kneel

  • : to move your body so that one or both of your knees are on the floor : to be in a position in which both of your knees are on the floor

Full Definition of kneel

knelt play \ˈnelt\ or kneeledkneel·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bend the knee :  fall or rest on the knees

Examples of kneel

  1. She was kneeling on the floor beside her child.

  2. He was kneeling in front of the altar and praying.



Origin of kneel

Middle English knelen, from Old English cnēowlian; akin to Old English cnēow knee


First Known Use: before 12th century


KNEEL Defined for Kids

kneel

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verb \ˈnēl\

Definition of kneel

knelt \ˈnelt\ or kneeled \ˈnēld\kneel·ing

  1. :  to support the body on the knees




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