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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.”
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.”
To submit to pressure or demands
To bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
To use coaxing or flattery in order to persuade someone to do something
Plural for an act of kowtowing as part of Chinese custom
“Chang kowtows before the Emperor, who tells him of his mission.”
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