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fall (or drop, or sink, etc.) to one's knees

Definition of fall or drop, or sink, etc. to one's knees in English:

Assume a kneeling position.
Example sentences
  • Catholics in Pope John Paul II's hometown fell to their knees and wept as the news of his death reached them last night at the end of a special mass.
  • And at Santo Domingo airport, relatives of passengers aboard the plane sobbed and fell to their knees in grief.
  • I fell to my knees and started to cry again.
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