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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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Show respect for
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Submit to pressure or demands
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Deprive of self-esteem, confidence
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Bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
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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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