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Noun: truckling  trú-ku-ling
  1. The act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
Verb: truckle  trú-kul
  1. Yield to out of weakness
  2. Try to gain favour by cringing or flattering
    "He is always truckling to his boss";
    - fawn, toady, bootlick [informal], kowtow, kotow, suck up [informal], smoodge [Austral, informal]

Derived forms: trucklings

Type of: blandish, flatter, obedience, obeisance, relent, soften, yield

Encyclopedia: Truckle