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Noun: kotow  'kaw'taw
  1. A former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    - kowtow
Verb: kotow  'kaw'taw
  1. Try to gain favour by cringing or flattering
    "He is always kotowing to his boss";
    - fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, suck up, smoodge [Austral]

Derived forms: kotowed, kotowing, kotows

Type of: blandish, bow[2], bowing, flatter, obeisance

Encyclopedia: Kotow, Podkarpackie Voivodeship