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Past tense for 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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Past tense 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.”
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Past tense for to submit to pressure or demands
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Past tense for to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
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Past tense for use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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