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Overview of noun kowtow

The noun kowtow has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. kowtow, kotow

(a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission)


Overview of verb kowtow

The verb kowtow has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scrape, kowtow, genuflect

(bend the knees and bow in a servile manner)

2. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up

(try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss")

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