kowtow

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İngilizce - İngilizce
To act in a very submissive manner
To bow very deeply
The act of kowtowing
To kneel and bow low enough to touch one’s forehead to the ground
bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
disapproval If you say that someone kowtows to someone else, you are criticizing them because they are too eager to obey or be polite to someone in authority. See how stupidly they kow-tow to persons higher in the hierarchy. to be too eager to obey or be polite to someone in authority kowtow to (ke tou ; because when you bow very low you hit your head on the floor)
{f} bow low, kneel and touch one's forehead to the ground; grovel, act in a servile manner
{i} act of bowing low, act of kneeling and touching one's forehead to the ground; servile act
The same as Kotow
a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
To kneel and bow low enough to touch one's forehead to the ground
kowtowed
past of kowtow
kowtowing
present participle of kowtow
kowtows
plural of kowtow
kowtow