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curtsyverb [I]

(also curtsey) uk   /ˈkɜːt.si/  us   /ˈkɝːt-/
When a ​girl or woman curtsies, she ​bendsquickly at the ​knees, with one ​foot in ​front of the other, often while ​holding her ​skirt, ​especially to show ​respect: She curtsied to the Queen.
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curtsynoun [C]

(also curtsey) uk   /ˈkɜːt.si/  us   /ˈkɝːt-/
a ​movement in which a ​girl or woman ​bendsquickly 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.
(Definition of curtsy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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