kowtow definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To kneel and touch the forehead towards surface in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission, as formerly carried out in China.
    • to demonstrate servile deference. See Synonyms at fawn1.
    • To perform the kowtow. Just like kotow
  • noun:
    • The work of kneeling and coming in contact with the forehead into the surface.
    • An obsequious work.
    • The work of kowtowing.
    • The prostration made by mandarins and others with their superiors, either as homage or worship, by knocking the forehead on a lawn; same as kotow. You can find degrees into the rite, the highest being expressed by three knockings.
    • a former Chinese customized of coming in contact with the floor with the forehead as a sign of value or submitting
  • verb:
    • To kneel and bow reduced adequate to touch one’s forehead towards floor.
    • To bow really deeply.
    • To act really submissive manner.
    • try to get benefit by cringing or complementing
    • bend the legs and bow in a servile way
  • others:
    • See kotow.

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