kotow

kotow

[koh-tou, -tou]
verb (used without object), noun
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kotow

noun
1. a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission [syn: kowtow

verb
1. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn
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