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Present participle for to act in an excessively subservient manner
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“The poor athletes have to cringe and crawl and kowtow to the mighty officials and association members in order to get a place in the Olympic contingent.”
Present participle for to touch the forehead to the ground in deference
“Once a relative even asked the representative of the receiver to kowtow to the dead at the farewell ceremony.”
Present participle for to submit to or acknowledge the merit of
Present participle for to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
Being laid face down (prone)
The fawning behavior of a sycophant
The action or fact of coddling or pampering someone
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
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