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kotow

noun

1 kotow

A former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission.

synonym: kowtow.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more



verb

1 kotow

Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering.

synonyms: bootlick, fawn, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle.

Dutch: lijmen


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