kowtow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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kowtowverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌkaʊˈtaʊ/ disapproving
to show too much ​respect to someone in ​authority, always doing what you are told and ​changing what you do in ​order to ​please them
(Definition of kowtow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kowtowverb [I]

 us   /ˈkɑʊˌtɑʊ/ disapproving
to show too much ​respect or ​obedience: People say he kowtowed to the ​establishment to get ​elected.
(Definition of kowtow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kowtow”
in Chinese (Simplified) 卑躬屈膝,唯命是从…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卑躬屈膝,唯命是從…
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