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curtsy

noun [C] (also curtsey)     /ˈkɜːt.si/ US  /ˈkɝːt-/
a movement in which a girl or woman bends quickly at the knees , with one foot in front of the other, especially to show respect : She gave a curtsy before presenting the flowers to the princess .Physical gestures of respect
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