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Verb
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.”
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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.”
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To submit to pressure or demands
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Use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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An act of kowtowing as part of Chinese custom
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