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  Words related to kotow

Related / Similar Words: kowtow, fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, suck up

 

Definition:
  • a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission;
  • try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss";

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    Hyponyms: curry favor, curry favour, court favor, court favour

     

    Derivational Morphology: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, suck up, scrape, genuflect, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, truckling, sycophant, crawler, lackey

     

     
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