Roget category 3082. Words relating to space
› 2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction
overthrow, overset†, overturn — upset — prostration, subversion, precipitation.
bow — courtesy, curtsy — genuflexion†, genuflection, kowtow, obeisance, salaam.
let down a peg,
take down a peg —
let fall —
overthrow, overturn, overset† — upset, subvert, prostate, level, fell — cast down, take down, throw down, fling down, dash down, pull down, cut down, knock down, hew down — raze, raze to the ground, rase to the ground† — trample in the dust, pull about one's ears.
sit, sit down — couch, squat, crouch, stoop, bend, bow — courtesy, curtsy — bob, duck, dip, kneel — bend the knee, bow the knee, bend the head, bow the head — cower — recline etc. (be horizontal) 213.
at a low ebb —
facinus quos inquinat aequat [Lat.]
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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